They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
Psalm 106:13-15 (KJV)
In walking with God one of the lessons we would need to learn is the act of respecting God’s choices for us. We have to get to a point where we would trust God even to the point of dead and doubt our self will even if it promises us rest. Reasons been that our rest is in releasing and relinquishing our will for His completely. Solomon observes there is a way that seems right but the end leads to destruction.
From our text, a close examination of the life of the Israelites leaves us with a tough but true reality, that it is possible for God to allow things go our way and in turn allow us face the consequence of our choices. If you insist on your ways, God would not always resist you, but be assured to live with the consequence of such choices too.
Like Jesus, we must come to the point of saying, though this is what I want for now, but Lord not my will but yours be done. Today I refuse to have things my way.
My declaration and confession: Today, I decree and declare that every answered prayer that will bring leanness to my soul be deleted in Jesus name!
Ignite Thought: Sometimes we don’t get everything that we pray for. Rather, God gives us everything we have hoped for!