Thursday, 4 December 2014

STOP THE CRAVING!

TEXT: PSALM 106:13-15
“But they soon forgot what He had done and did not wait for His counsel. In the desert they GAVE in to their CRAVING; in the waste land they put God to the test. So He gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease upon them” (Psalm 106:13-15)
Many times we tend to have forgotten where God started with us, all He did for our sake (sending His only son to die in our place). The seen and unseen battles He won for us, previous evils He averted for us, unmerited mercy and favour showered on us, providing for us in the midst of scarcity… the list is endless. Instead of giving thanks to God for all these unmerited blessings, people give in to craving and complaining about the things they don’t have. They compare themselves with others, and they ask why unbelievers should be flourishing while they are struggling. God knows you more than you know yourself, those craving may be the things that He knows that could cause problem, destruction, unfaithfulness, even separation from Him! God does not want to lose you to blessing that will destroy you, to avert problems; God may ignore such cravings (request) to preserve your life.
So many people have put God to test and God has been “forced” to GIVE THEM WHAT THEY ASKED FOR, and what did they get in addition to their request? HE SENT A WASTING DISEASE UPON THEM! (V 15).
Many have gotten the blessing that have sent them to their early grave; some have traded their glory because of their craving. Stop that craving and wait patiently for the counsel of God. He has your best interest at heart; He will not forsake or disappoint you if you wait for Him.

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