91. God's miracles in our lives

The Israelites were on the verge of entering the Promised Land. They were camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan river, across from Jericho. God then told Moses to take a census of the people. The last census was done thirty eight years ago. Thirty eight years ago there were 603 550 Israelite men older than 20 years and this time there were 601 730 men older than 20 years old.

Now the reasons for the census range from having the correct count in order to divide the land equally among the tribes, to Israel being able to form a military strategy based upon the number of men they have. But another reason I think is to show the people how God had looked after them. They didn't dwindle in numbers even though they had to suffer in the wilderness. If it wasn't for the people killed due to their rebellion against God, they would actually have increased in numbers. And that just shows God's provision. He looks after His children. Deuteronomy 8:4 states:

"For all these forty years your clothes didn't wear out, and your feet didn't blister or swell."

God looked after them. It was a miracle in itself. He provided food for them, water for them and He looked after their physical needs like clothing and shoes. He is a miraculous God. Many miracles are stated in the book of Numbers, but this is one often overlooked, the miracle of God's provision.

I don't know about you, but I have often wished that I can see a miracle. I have experienced two in my life that really stand out for me, but other than that I wish to see more. But after reading this, I realised that there are miracles in our everyday life too. Every day is a miracle from Him. Jesus is the Sustainer of the universe and we wouldn't even be able to get out of bed if He doesn't will us to.

"Jesus sustains the universe by the mighty power of His command." Hebrews 1:3

He speaks life over us every day, He sustains us and every breath we take is a miracle from Him. Our friends, our homes, our work, our family, our health, all of it come from Him. We shouldn't take it for granted. It is a special gift from God, our amazing God and King. And therefore we should also not stress about the future. God will provide, He always has and He always will. He will work all things for the good of those who love Him. Your spiritual wellbeing is His prime concern and He will do what is best for you to grow as the mature Christian He wants you to be. Look out for His every day miracles all around you, you will be amazed and praise His Name even more.

Thank you Father for the miracle of life. Thank you for granting it to us each day. You are our God and Savior and we love and praise you. In Jesus Name. Amen

2 comments for “91. God's miracles in our lives”

  1. Gravatar of Mari hbendersonMari hbenderson
    Posted Friday, June 13, 2014 at 3:47:34 PM

    Amen

  2. Gravatar of Karlien WoodKarlien Wood
    Posted Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:47:59 AM

    AMEN - this is all I can say!!
    You are precious to us Ilze..

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