Wednesday, June 26, 2013
How often do we think about food and what our choice to enjoy will be? I can say 'quite often' for myself. 'It's a God thing' that not only does God provide for our needs to satisfy our hunger but that He also gives us so many choices. Even if you got to pick your favorite food, could you eat only that every day for every meal? The Israelites begged for food in the desert and God provided them with something they didn't even know what it was at first, manna from heaven. Yes it was nutritious, but with time they complained for something different. I can understand that but we must remember God gives us what we need, not just what we want.
''Have you ever doubted the Lord could supply your needs? Maybe your circumstances seemed so desperate that you lost hope. That’s what happened to the Israelites after escaping Egyptian slavery. They were free but stranded in the desert. As their food ran out, they started to worry and complain. But the Lord had not led them out of Egypt to perish in the wilderness. As Life Principle #11 says, God assumes full responsibility for our needs when we obey Him.'' from intouch.org
Our food supply and its variety of choices is a prime example of God not only meeting our needs but giving us more than we deserve. Grace is giving us what we don't deserve, and it's a God thing.