Tradition Is Cancelled

In the Bible, the children of Israel needed water, and God told Moses to strike a rock. He struck the rock, and water flowed out freely. Another time they needed water, and God told Moses, “speak to the rock.” Do you know what Moses did? He went over and struck the rock. He thought, “hey, it worked last time. It’ll work this time.” But it didn’t. God had a different plan. Have you ever tried something and got the results you wanted, and then tried the same thing again and got different results? This is what happened to Moses.

The point is that we have to make adjustments to stay in sync with God’s plan. You can do the same thing the same way you did last time and get different results. You can pray and anoint for someone’s cancer to be healed like you did before,and this time nothing happens, or it may not be something major, but like Moses, maybe it’s just something small. Sometimes a small tweak, or a small adjustment can make a major difference in the outcome of God’s plan for your life.

Today, make sure you aren’t doing things just because it’s the way you’ve always done it. Traditions are good at times, but may have an expiration date, and may not be God’s will for every situation. Instead, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit of God inside for every obstacle or challenge. Follow His leading and stay in sync with the wonderful plan He has for you!

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”

(Proverbs 16:9, NIV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, I submit my mind, will and heart to You. Father, Help me not to take You for granted, but to stay in sync with Your Word and will. Help me not to trust my spiritual human tradition, but see clearly what Your plan is for me. God, Help me to listen to Your spirit and stay close to You always, not living in the traditions of the past, but always staying in sync with You, pressing forward to the new things, or the different things You have in store for me, in Jesus’ Name! Amen. 

By Pastor Ray Patrick

Evangelism. Outreach. Ministry.
Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School

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