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Numbers 11:4 – 6

The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!”

How many times have we prayed for a deliverance from God, we receive the blessing that we asked for, then find something else in that blessing to complain about? The Israelites were in captivity for centuries and asked God to remove them from the bondage of Egyptian slavery. God answered their prayers, yet the route He took them on (in the wilderness), was not how they envisioned their blessing, so they complained. What stood out to me in these verses is that they said they remember the fish they ate in Egypt “at no cost”! How quickly they forgot that the food they ate cost them their joy, strength and freedom. The Egyptians mistreated them, yet so quickly they wanted to return to the exact place they asked God to deliver them from. Why is it that when God gives us a breakthrough in a way we don’t expect, that we’re inclined to return to what we know, even when it’s bad for us? The Israelites couldn’t see that they were walking in their answered prayer.

Our human nature is never satisfied. But would you believe me if I told you that there is One that we can find true satisfaction in? His name is, Jesus Christ. You can be sure that Jesus Christ is faithful, consistent, and His love can never be separated from us. The more you grow in relationship with Christ, the less you will desire the things of this world because He truly fills every hole in your heart. Will you make Him your best friend today? Seek Him with all your heart, mind and soul. I promise, He will never fail you, and what you once craved you won’t even care for anymore, because He is enough. 

Dear Father, thank You for the gift of Jesus Christ. He truly is everything we need and fills every hole in our hearts. Because I have Jesus Christ in my life, I do not lack. He satisfies my longing soul. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!