Several years ago, I heard a preacher man say this and it has kinda stuck to my mind!
“Anyone can serve God riding a Benz car, with an ice cream in hand!! But when the rubber meets the road, it is a whole different ball game!”
The point he was trying to drive home was evidently about serving God when the going gets tough.
The Children of Israel cried unto God, until God could endure their misery no more! God sent Moses to deliver them from the hand of Pharoah! But when they were in the wilderness (with the greatest treasure man could ask for, ‘God Himself in the midst of them’) – they grumbled for meat and bread!
Just imagine, if God stood outside your door as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of cloud by night, what would you do? Ask God for Dairy Queen burgers and Wendy’s fries? C’mon!! Life is much more than that!!
There was one man in the whole assembly who knew what to do when God made Himself real to him! Moses!! Moses wanted to talk and talk…. WITH GOD… and God wanted to talk and talk with him!! I imagine there were several questions that Moses had in mind which he asked God and as a result, we have the first five books of the Bible!!
Ain’t it awesome??? Here’s the thing! Revelation makes you hungry for more Revelation!! Moses had a taste of it and he wanted more OF GOD! Nothing else could satisfy! He didn’t have his family around him, nor his kids!! He didn’t have anyone who cared much for him!! All that Moses had, were a group of grumbling, angry Israelites who wanted to stone him several times in the wilderness!!
But what did Moses want – Nothing more than God Himself!! Coz truly I tell you my friends, there is nothing in this world that satisfies!! Jesus alone …. the Son of God alone….satisfies the longings of our soul!!
So the next time you face a personal battle of any sort, draw near to Him!! Draw near to Him!! Battles don’t last forever!! But your friendship with God, does!!
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8
Happy evening folks!