One of my favorite things about God is how much He enjoys blessing His people. All through the Scripture, God teaches us His Wealth Codes, revealing His good plans and purposes for our lives.
Exodus 20 contains a powerful Wealth Code. Moses went up the mountain to meet with God and to receive His instructions on how to lead the nation of Israel. God had delivered the Israelites out of the slavery in Egypt, but He wasn’t going to leave them to fend for themselves. As a good Father, He wanted to “instruct them in the way they should choose” (Psalm 25:12).
So it is with you. God’s intention for you, just like it was with the Israelites, is to take you from the wilderness¬ (your past) to the Promised Land (your future, purpose and destiny).
You can be sure that all His plans for you are “plans for welfare and not for calamity – to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
That does not mean you will never face trials and sorrows. Jesus warned us that we will have tribulations in this chaotic and stress-filled world (John 16:33).
In order to inherit the Promised Land, the Israelites had to walk through the wilderness and fight their enemies. However, it was their choices that determined the length of their journey. Truly, life’s purpose is altered or delayed by the temptations we fall prey to.
The mountain, where Moses fellowshipped with God, looked like a consuming fire. Nevertheless, as Moses was delayed, the people returned to their old ways and concepts, and built an idol—a golden calf. Instead of worshiping and waiting on God, they worshiped gold!
This is a good lesson for all of us. Don’t get caught up in chasing gold or any other thing instead of God. Only God can guide you through your wilderness to your destiny. Trust Him completely – and you will find Him completely trustable!
Love & Laughter,