Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bringing Water Out of A Rock

Written by Monica Hernandez on July 8, 2009

I feel I know how Moses felt when he went with his brother, Aaron, before the Lord, pleading for water for the children of Israel. I can sense his anger and frustration in looking after a bunch of stiffnecked people, who were complaining all the time. This was not the first time Moses had to go to the Lord on behalf of the people, but this time he was distraught.

And the Lord commanded Moses to “speak unto the rock before the eyes of the people” (Numbers 20:8), but in disobedience, Moses smote the rock instead. He was angry and he showed it.

In our everyday language today, we would say: “Moses lost it...” However, the water came out of the rock abundantly and the people and their beasts drank.

Today, in our search for meaning, let us consider what that incident tells us and how we can apply its message to our lives at this time.

This Old Covenant account of water flowing from a rock reminds us of times when God comes through for us out of rock-like situations, for example, financial troubles, family discord and times of confusion, indecision and pain.

However, we note that the Lord did not tell Moses what to say to the rock. He only said: “Speak unto the rock and it shall give forth his water...” Could it be that the Lord meant: the same thing you say to me, tell it to the rock?

Are there rock-like situations in your life? The presence and power of God lie within every rock-like issue that you are facing and when you speak God’s truth to those situations, you confirm to yourself that His presence and providence are there.

There is creative power in the spoken word for the Scriptures tell us that “death and life are in the power of the tongue...” What words are you speaking into your life?

Words are powerful because they are expressions of the heart. And when the heart is attuned to God and the bounties of His kingdom, the words that we speak will be capsules and confirmation for God's creative power.

And when you are attuned to the Spirit of God, as you examine the thoughts you hold in your heart concerning your affairs, it will make you more accountable to the truth of God’s providence. It will help you consider that if God can cause water to flow abundantly out of a rock, would He not cause His presence to flow abundantly as “waters of life” into your rock-like affairs and transform them?

Speak to the rock-like situations in your life telling them that God is faithful and true to change their course and deliver you out of them.

May God bless you as you speak His providence into your life, never doubting His goodness and power.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: The Scriptures tell us that “there is life and death in the power of the tongue.”

PRAYER: “God's Word quickens me and opens a way for me where there seems to be no way, and I thank God for His Word active in my spirit, soul, body and affairs. Amen.”


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