Numbers 13.33 records we felt like grasshoppers before them.
One of the saddest stories in the Bible is that of Israel failing to enter the promised land.
While experiencing the daily presence and provision of God they still refused to believe in the power of God to bring them to their chosen destiny. The result? Aimless wandering in the desert for forty years.
How many of us wander aimlessly in the desert because we are doing nothing and not going anywhere that requires faith in God?
The Bible declares that without faith it is impossible to please God.
We should not be surprised that Israel felt like grasshoppers before the people inhabiting the promised land. Neither should we feel capable of doing the things God intends for us to do without an infusion of His mighty power.
Faith requires trust and is implemented through obedience.
God is not calling us to things we can do without Him for then no faith would be necessary.
Like Israel, God places before us great works that necessitate the seeking of God for power, provision and presence lest we fail.
God wants to partner with us in the works He has in mind for us. The problem is we don’t trust Him so we never engage the partnership.
True faith is active obedience in the direction God has called us toward trusting He will be with us to make happen great works that result in His glory being expanded in the world.
What are we doing that we need God for?