March 31, 2017

Read: Joshua 6:4-9; 11-13

I’m not much of a baker, but I have one cake recipe that I believe can rival the best. When a friend shared this fabulous cake and its recipe, I remember thinking how odd the instructions were.  The ingredients had to be added in a certain alternating order. The cynic in me started to do it my own way, but really, who was I to argue with directions that had produced such a delicious result?  So for twenty years, I have overcome my impulse to improvise and have served this cake that has never failed.

God so often gives “interesting” instructions to His children and has done so since Bible times.  Build an ark before a flood destroys the earth.  Move to a new land – I’ll let you know when you get there.  Get ready for a baby-yes, I know you’re a senior citizen.  And possibly the most outrageous – walk around the city of Jericho for a week armed only with loud voices and take the city!  His children obeyed and witnessed amazing events!

We don’t have to understand; it all comes down to trust.   “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8)   What adventures await us when we follow because we trust in His end result!