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CropTalk: The Sower

October 2022

Published on Monday, October 3, 2022

“Now when Pharoah had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, ‘The people might change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.” Exodus 13:17

 

Just think if this was the case today. What would happen if, in a world that always wants to go straight to Point B from Point A in the shortest amount of time possible and with the least number of stops, we were only given the option to go the longest route? How would people react? Picture it! They would be pulling out their phones, typing in “directions to Canaan”, over and over again, hoping to find a shorter route but to no avail. Can you imagine all the frustration, grumbling and questions? People would be hot on Google searching for all kinds of things -- hoping to find a quick answer, a quick solution, a much quicker route.

In Exodus, we are reminded that God knows and wants what is best for us and if that means taking us the long way around, well then, that is exactly what He will do. The right path is very seldom the easiest or most popular. He wants us to desire Him, walk in obedience to His Word and be in a relationship with Him no matter how long the journey takes.

Faith… trusting our Savior and following Him on HIS path and in HIS timing. God knows our hearts and He knows the best path for each of us to take. Stop searching for an alternate route, a shorter route. Slow down. Stop wasting your time complaining and use your time wisely by praying. “Not my will, but yours, Lord.”

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Author: Mark Knapp, Beck's Chaplain

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