I don’t know if you have ever been unfortunate to have been in a car accident, and apart from the times where someone may have gone into the back of you, one of the first responses to another driver immediately after an accident is ‘I didn’t see you coming.
That response is based on the fact that in all vehicles there is an area on the vehicle which is called a blind spot.
A blind spot in a vehicle is an area around the vehicle that cannot be directly observed by the driver while at the controls, under existing circumstances.
If you have a good co-driver, they will usually say ‘look out, something is coming’
The text that I read to you is an example of where the person who god had appointed to detect the blind for the children of Israel was trying to help them to understand that the surround sound of God’s provision was in fact underneath their noses and all they had to do was to adjust their philosophy, adopt an L plates attitude and take the appropriate action
3 key things I want you note from the story of Moses and the children :
- After years of wanting to be free and being given freedom The Israelites said, “Why didn’t God let us die in comfort in Egypt where we had lamb stew and all the bread we could eat? You’ve brought us out into this wilderness to starve us to death, the whole company of Israel!”
- In response to that philosophy, God decided to test their attitude by saying “I’m going to rain bread down from the skies for you. The people will go out and gather each day’s ration. I’m going to test them to see if they’ll live according to my Teaching or not.
- What action did they take?
Well the first action they took was rooted in lack and fear.
They hoarded and were afraid to give and the result was that they didn’t listen to Moses. A few of the men kept back some of it until morning. It got wormy and smelled bad.
Look what happened when they listened?
Moses said, “This is what God was talking about: Tomorrow is a day of rest, a holy Sabbath to God. Whatever you plan to bake, bake today; and whatever you plan to boil, boil today. Then set aside the leftovers until morning.” They set aside what was left until morning, as Moses had commanded. It didn’t smell bad and there were no worms in it.
Children of Israel had a Blind Spot in their Philosophy.
The problem wasn’t getting them out of Egypt, it was getting Egypt out of them.
When you ignore the opportunity to have a blind spot monitored for you, it is the equivalent of listening to a piece of music in mono
A few months ago I was unfortunate enough to have some wax lodged in my ear
As a musician, as a speaker and as a listener, it was devastating.
I tried everything, up until our resident doctor offered to help me out.
One of the first things she said to me, was that my efforts were actually pushing the wax further into my ears
Get around people that can help because the the bigger the dream, the bigger the life, the bigger the potential for blind spots
Pastor Nigel Ipinson-Fleming