BIBLE READING: Numbers 12-14
As a minister I am always looking for lessons in every aspect of my life. It might be in a drive thru, at the ball game or simply something that happens at home; regardless I feel that life offers many lessons that we can learn. That is why I wasn’t surprised at the life lesson that I witnessed when I got a haircut. When I arrived to receive my biweekly trim, I had to wait in line for a young toddler who was ahead of me. The little boy was not happy about having to get his hair cut. He was fighting and screaming with his parents and the hairdresser causing a pretty big scene. Ultimately the hairdresser just allowed the young boy to sit in the floor with her and play with his toys. Then when he wasn’t quite aware of what was happening, she would very patiently slip in a snip-snip here and snip-snip there until viola…mission accomplished. The lesson is this, all the young boy had to do was just sit there; the hairdresser did all the work for him. It was a lesson in submitting to the powers that be and trusting that they knew what they were doing. In today’s reading, the children of Israel had already been given the land of Canaan, yet they were fighting against the idea of taking it. Ultimately, the people sided against Joshua and Caleb’s advice and refused to go into the Promised Land. The Israelites could have learned a huge lesson from what I witnessed at Great Clips that evening. All they had to do was just submit to God’s will and they would be handed the land of Promise on a silver platter, yet they wanted to rebel out of fear. It is always scary when we submit to someone, because of the risk involved, but when you are submitting to the Creator of the Universe and everything, He does is out of His love for you, it should be a pretty easy decision. Trust in the Lord with all you have, because it is He that has blessed you in the past and will continue to bless you if you are willing to submit.