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Bread of Life Devotionals
Text: Exodus 13:17-18
📖17….”And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
📖18….But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.”
🔥If God works hitherto (to date), according to John 5:17, he must be moving about, especially to wherever he is needed to perform such works. He cannot move to where he is not needed to work, just because he sees that something is wrong there. Even Jesus, while on earth, only went to where he was needed. When his own people received him not according to John 1:11, he went round about the villages, teaching…Mark 6:5-6, without works of miracles, because they believed him not.
🔥🔥As God works, he walks as well. The difference between God and man’s schedule is that, because of God’s mercy, he doesn’t operate a static timetable. His work schedule is dynamic, and responds to the highest bidding believer in faith, services, praises and worship. These make it possible for man to change his routes. Most often, to meet the needs of faithful believers, God’s routes have been changed severally by such Christians’ challenges.
🔥🔥🔥According to our text from Exodus 13:17-18, God had to take the Jews through a longer route of about 100 miles (160 km), instead of 12 miles (19 km), to defeat their fears. Instead of them to return to Egypt for fear of war, God took them through where there were no wars. This shows that men’s challenges determine God’s journeys. One very painful result of our fear is that, it delays our journeys. Most of us don’t receive God’s blessings early in life because we change God’s route negatively against ourselves with our counterproductive mindsets towards biblical truths… James 1:7-8. REPENT, please!
🙏Precious Father, may my burning desire to please you by my intense praise and worship, attract you to come and meet my needs in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, lead me on the most convenient routes to have my fears defeated, as I through you, pursue my breakthroughs in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, I renounce whatever mindset that is capable of ruining my relationship with the Godhead, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
GOD IS TURNING OUR WATER TO WINE!
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