What does it take for God to have our attention? What needs to happen for us to realize that He is God?
Would a miracle do it?
Would safety in the midst of some terrible storm or tragedy be the thing that turns our hearts toward our Creator?
Would an amazing blessing cause us to look up and give thanks to the One who gives all blessings?
The children of Israel had it all. They saw miracles, experienced God’s great protection, had blessing after blessing. So, what did they do? They kept sinning. They refused to believe.
He had given them food.
Were they grateful?
“He made them come down inside their camp, all around their tents. They ate till they were gorged—he had given them what they craved. But before they turned from what they craved, even while the food was still in their mouths, God’s anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel. In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe. So he ended their days in futility and their years in terror. Whenever God slew them, they would seek him; they eagerly turned to him again. They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant.” Psalm 78:28-37
What will it take for us? We have miracle after miracle recorded in God’s Word and perhaps we’ve seen some in our own lives. We’ve had blessings, and God’s protection over us and our families. Are we praising the Lord or complaining? Are we grateful for what He has done in our lives? Today let’s offer God the praise and adoration that He deserves. Let’s learn from the Israelites rather than copy their ways.
Heavenly Father, help me to see Your hand in my life and be grateful. Take out of me a complaining spirit and help me to follow You with my whole heart. Thank You for all You have done in my life.