Monday, February 10, 2014

God's Provisions Start Something New

Scripture: Exodus 12:1-4
Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, "This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.”  Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers' households, a lamb for each household. 'Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb.

Insights: This week we will be looking at different aspects of God’s provision in our lives.  The first aspect of our provision is God’s starting of something new.  In the context of the Israelites this Passover represented their new found freedom as God delivered them from the Egyptians.  As these verses indicate the Israelite calendar begins with this very month.  It announces their independence day from slavery.  The very same truth is found for those of us in Christ Jesus.  Jesus’ work on the cross of Calvary set us free from our bondage to sin.  We are now new creations and freed from our enslavement.  This reality ought to change our lives.  It ought to make us never get over the life change we have experienced in Jesus.  Beloved, the reality is God constantly wants to do new things in our lives.  He desires to take us on new adventures and stretch us outside of our comfort zone.  The only way this stretching can occur is for God to do new things in our lives.  He does this by teaching us new truths about His character and person.  Remember, God is an infinite God.  We will spend eternity learning new aspects of who He is and how He relates to us.  Stepping out into the unknown of new things can be scary and even difficult at times.  I promise you, however, that it is worth whatever the cost the Lord requires of you.  You will always be better off for faithful obedience than you will be for denial and rebellion to the Lord’s commands.  Beloved, walk in newness of life in Jesus and grow in His matchless grace.

  1. Have you come to experience the new life found in Jesus Christ?
  2. What other areas in your life are you needing to experience a new thing because of your growth in Jesus?

Prayer: Father, thank You for new beginnings and fresh starts.  In Jesus I am growing and maturing.  This growth allows me to engage in new areas of ministry walk in obedience with You in unknown venues.  Lord, continue to allow my heart to be pliable to You and Your instructions  Thank You for my new life in Jesus.  Amen.

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