Security of Sameness

7:34 PM

I didn't really want to write this post. I feel as though it's a bit cheesy. But, as I've learned things become cheesy because they live in truth. So here we go:

This is a season of change. 

This blog post is inspired entirely on a sermon I heard at a local church. The speaker essentially uses Joshua 5:10-12 to discuss how God provides in seasons of change. 

"While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho. And the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain.  And the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year." (ESV.) 

Now imagine for a moment that you are the people of Israel. This journey has not been easy for them, yet God has provided. The Lord led His people by a cloud by day and pillar of fire by night. He gave them manna to eat. They had just been circumcised and probably felt vulnerable at this point. 

What does God do? He provides in a new way. The people receive food from the land, so the manna ceases. If the people kept looking for the manna, they would never receive God's new gift. 

In the same way, we enter into different times in our life when the season changes. Sometimes we see it coming, other times we're completely surprised. Either way, we should remain faithful that God will provide even in an unexpected way. 

"The steps of the believer are steeped in constant change. Fingers are painfully peeled away from the security of sameness one at a time. Again and again. Great wisdom lies in freeing our fellow sojourners...cherished though they are. With hands freshly loosed we find liberty to embrace the One who will never change, and courage to release to His those who ever will." - Beth Moore

Ask God for fresh faith and provision. 

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Regina is a junior at a small college in the middle of nowhere. She dreams of moving to California, painting, writing letters, thrifting, and cuddling with a dog.

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