Text: Genesis 12:4-10
“Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?” Galatians 3:3 NKJV
Let’s consider one more thing you should do when the brook of your sustenance suddenly dries up.
God always leads to where we need to be, not where we want to be. God’s guidance is always step-by-step and He does not show us all our life’s plan at once. Like Missionary Corrie Ten Boom said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God”
Abram left his home and family to a land which he didn’t know, in obedience to God’s instruction. Shortly after this, there was a famine in the land and Abram decided on his own to move down to Egypt without the direction of God, who brought him to the land and had just appeared to him(Gen 12:10). He turned his eyes from God’s protection and provision! Like someone puts it, “He didn’t deny God but just left Him behind. He just forgot Him”.
During the time of famine in the land, God told Isaac to remain in Gerar, where he was and not to go down to Egypt. “Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.” (Gen 26:2).
However, during the time of famine in Jacob’s days, God told him to go down to Egypt “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.” (Gen 46:3). Did you observe the difference in the instructions that God gave Isaac and Jacob at the time of famine? One was to remain and the other was to move out!
If God leads you to a brook, it is just logical that you do not move out of the brook without His instruction. How often we act like Abram, moving out in self-will! To go to the brook by divine instruction and to depart in self-will is to start in the spirit and thereafter continue in the flesh (Gal 3:3).
Friends, don’t act rashly or act in the flesh, when the brook dries up. Always remember that God wouldn’t bring you that far to leave you there. If He brought you there, He will certainly sustain you in the dry brook. If God has brought you there, He is still with you there, so don’t leave God behind to move to another place. May you hear Him in the midst of the drying brook in Jesus name.
1. Father, please, keep me from acting rashly and in self-will if my brook dries up in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, let me hear You clearly in the midst of my drying brook and help me to obey in Jesus name.
1. If God brought me to the brook, I won’t leave without His instruction, even when the brook dries up.
2. I don’t forget that God is my unfailing Source and the brook is only His channel