B Moments, open mind

The Power of the Unexpected

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Daniel 4:3 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about the importance of keeping an open mind about who or what God chooses to work through.

I had this thought when I was reading about the Israelites and their long journey toward the Promised Land. They became very hungry and thirsty along the way, so God instructed Moses to command a nearby rock to pour out its water.

Moses struck the rock twice with his staff, and suddenly water spurted forth. There was actually enough water to satisfy both the people and their livestock.

After reading this passage, I thought to myself that we just never know who or what God will use to meet our needs. Moses and Aaron only saw a rock, so they didn’t think twice about that rock being their source for water—even though that is what ended up quenching their thirst.

In the same way, we may judge a person or a new opportunity and quickly dismiss it for not being a source that can fulfill our need. I know this is especially true for me because I oftentimes become fixated on one way a problem can be solved, and lose sight of all the other ways God can fulfill my needs.

While Moses and Aaron saw a rock, God saw the rock as His creation which could be used at His disposal at any time. Sometimes, it is the one we least expect or the new opportunity that we resist the most that God will choose to utilize to answer our prayers.

The next time we become fixated on our own way, let us remember His glory and power and cling to these words: “How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion endures from generation to generation.” Daniel 4:3 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, keep an open mind because you never know who or what God will work through.

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