You may ask the question “why didnâ€™t it work this time”? Have you ever tried something and got the results you wanted, and then tried the same thing again only to get a different result? This happened to Moses in Exodus. They needed water and God told Moses to strike the rock. He struck the rock and water flowed out freely. Another time they needed water again, and God told Moses, â€œspeak to the rock.â€ He went over and struck the rock. He thought, â€œHey, it worked last time, itâ€™ll work this time.â€ But it didnâ€™t. God had a different plan.
The lesson is that we must listen to God and do what He says. We have to stay open and make adjustments to stay in sync with Godâ€™s plan. You can do the same thing the same way you did last time and get different results. It may not be something major, but like Moses, maybe itâ€™s just something small. Something small can have massive consequences. Sometimes a small tweak or a small adjustment can make a major difference in the outcome, as it did with Moses.
Today, make sure you arenâ€™t doing things just because of tradition, expectation of others, or because itâ€™s the way you have always done it. Instead, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit inside of you. Follow His leading and stay in sync with the wonderful plan He has for you!
â€œIn his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his stepsâ€ (Proverbs 16:9, NIV)Â
Yahweh, I submit my mind, will and heart to You. Father, help me to see clearly and listen to Your plans for me. God, please help me to stay close to You always, not living in the past or following tradition, but pressing forward to the new things You have in store for me, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.