Tuesday, 23 September 2014

LEARN TO CHANGE YOUR METHOD



Text: Exodus 17:1-6; Numbers 20:7-12

We learn that the only thing that is constant on Earth is CHANGE. With time every other thing changes. In facing the matters of life we must learn to use alternative methods in achieving goals. In healing the sick Our Lord Jesus did the same (John 9:1-7; Matt 20:29-34). In meeting the needs of the Israelites in the wilderness God did the same (Exodus 17:1-6; Numbers 20:7-12). Here in Exodus God asked Moses to strike the rock for water to come out, while in Numbers 20:7-12, to achieve the same miraculous result, God asked him to speak to the rock. Although, either way, God can perform the same miracle, yet it is definitely easier to speak to the rock than to strike the rock.  When you strike the rock, you exert more energy. Also, the one who is striking a rock will feel some formidable resistance. If you keep meeting with resistance while doing what you routinely do, find out better, easier and more productive alternatives. Learning to rely on the power and wisdom of God through the HOLY SPIRIT rather than your own wisdom and power will help a great deal. ‘’Not by POWER nor by MIGHT, but by my SPIRIT says the LORD’’ Zech 4:6

FAITH COMETH BY HEARING-----AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD