November 22, The Unexpected
Today’s reading: Psalms 106-110
“He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs; there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle”
- Psalm 107:35-36.
If you visit Israel today, you will visit the Jordan Valley, where the desert has been transformed into a lush agricultural area, the fruit of which is exported to cities all over Europe! That is exactly what the psalmist said God is able to do — take that which others say is useless and make it useful and productive. He can do the same in your life, business, or ministry so that your focus will not be on your own talent, intelligence or resources, but on Him and His goodness. This theme is found throughout the Bible and is summarized in Ezekiel 21:26: “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low.’” What opportunity have you passed up because it did not “look” good? What vision did God give you of prosperity, but you are ignoring it because right now it looks like poverty? Where is there a desert where God wants to do the unexpected and convert it to a garden and make you the beneficiary?