Judges 15:19 God Opens Up Provision

Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi. Judges 15:19

During hot summers people who are working outside will get extremely thirsty. As this occurs, their strength will often drop, and they will be very weak and in need of water.

The longer it takes to get the needed water, the more desperate one will be bringing on the feeling that he is going to die of thirst.

Samson had just defeated the Philistines single-handedly and was very thirsty. He cried out to God, complaining about dying of thirst. God opens the ground and provides water for Samson to revive himself.

God has made the body to need certain things in proper amounts and times to be able to continue to function properly. The minimum needs are air, food and water.

It is, at times, common for a person to be in extreme need of food or water. One will become very weak without these things. On his own, one may become desperate in search of these things and sees only hopelessness and death looming before him. This can occur for both believers and non-believers.

The believer may not need water, but there may be some other great need looming over his life that appears to evade him and only showing hopelessness and death.

Instead of giving up hope and expecting to die, as the world does, the believer can put his hope and trust in God and call out to Him. God has ways of opening up rocks and having the needed water or anything else needed poured out. Trust in God will always open up the needed provisions at the right time.

You may have some need to be fulfilled that is causing you to feel desperation or hopelessness. Do not allow yourself to fall into the woes of desperation that the world wallows in but cry out to God with hope.

Know that God can and will meet your need as you trust in Him and obey Him. He has a way of opening up the rock in front of you to meet your needs at the right time. His Holy Spirit will give you the needed strength and revival to keep moving forward.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God for all of your needs; that you will know the hope you can have in Jesus; that God will open rocks to meet your needs in His time; and that God will revive your strength and spirit by His Holy Spirit in your life.

Numbers 20:8 The God Of The Impossible

Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink. Numbers 20:8

Every person has certain needs that have to be met or his life is in danger. Sometimes there appears to be no way that the need can be met. Every avenue of provision appears to be shut off or closed. One is in what is considered an impossible situation with no hope.

As the Israelites were traveling through the desert, they had no water available. After they complained, God told Moses and Aaron to speak to a rock and it would pour out water for them to drink.

Water is one of the essential needs on this earth regardless of where one lives. While most places have water relatively abundant, the desert is one place in which there is very little to no water to be found. Survival can sometimes appear to be impossible.

Situations will often arise in the life of a person in which there seems to be no way of surviving. The difficulty is greater than one can handle, on his own. God, however, is a God who does what is appears to be impossible.

Water never comes from a rock by speaking to it yet, God is able to do so. People have sinned against God and have a death sentence upon their head, but God made a way to remove that sin. No one can walk on the top of water, yet God had Peter walk on water during a storm.

There is nothing so great of a problem that God cannot fix or provide a way through it.

You will have times where you will be faced with situations that appear impossible to overcome. There does not appear to be any solution and it looks hopeless.

Do not allow yourself to complain and go into despair. Look to God and seek His help. Put your trust in His promises to meet your every need, no matter how great or how small that need is and no matter how easy or difficult it appears to be.

If you can trust God with removing your sins, you can trust Him to meet your physical needs. He is the God of the impossible.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God to meet all of your needs; that you will trust God’s provision; that you will not lose hope in impossible situations; and that you will see God bring you through impossible circumstances in your life.

John 2:5 Do What He Says

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5

In the military and in many businesses, there are people who are to be obeyed, almost regardless of what they say. Overall they will tell others what to do that is right and legal and are expected to be obeyed without question.

The reason for obeying them is that they have the authority to tell other what to do and because they can see the bigger picture of what is going on. When people obey them, the results are most often much better.

Jesus was at a wedding that was having some problems. His mother tells the servants to do whatever Jesus tells them to do.

Workers on the bottom of the leadership pole hear many guidelines or commands as to what they are to do. Sometimes those commands do not make any sense, in fact, they look and sound disastrous, yet they are to be obeyed. God works in the same way with those who follow Him.

There are times when God tells His people to do things that do not make sense: speak to a rock to get water, march around a city silently to take it down, serve water as though it was wine, or go to a cross and die to save others.

Since Jesus walked on the earth, God has not changed. He still asks His followers to do things that do not make sense in the common, sinful mind. He still expects those who believe in Jesus to obey completely, without question or hesitation.

Even when things do not make sense to a person, God is in control and knows what He is doing. God does a great job at working out things in the bigger picture with His miraculous intervention.

As you walk with God, there will be times when He will ask you to do something that appears to be insane. Instead of questioning it or rejecting His word, do it.

Step out in faith and do what He says to do and see how He works it out in the end. God can and is willing to do great and mighty things through you, if you will allow Him too.

Do not be afraid, but know that God never fails. He can pull off the impossible through you, if you just obey Him.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will hear what God is telling you to do; that you will obey God’s every word to you; that you will not question what God says; and that you will trust God with your whole life.