“For who were the people who turned a deaf ear? Weren't they the very ones Moses led out of
? And who was God provoked with for forty years? Wasn't it those who turned a deaf ear and ended up corpses in the wilderness? And when he swore that they'd never get where they were going, wasn't he talking to the ones who turned a deaf ear? They never got there because they never listened, never believed.” Egypt
The Israelites made it through the dessert, to the very edge of the promised land, and turned away. The promised land was THE goal. It was the answer to the Israelites prayers while in captivity; the end of the long, hard journey through the dessert. But because of their disobedience, they were not able to receive God’s gift. They placed themselves in the way of God’s plan and ended up being deprived of His blessing.
I have prayed about the size of our family and God has answered: ours is a family of four. I need to listen and believe rather than put myself in the way of His plan. What blessings will be fulfilled through the size of our current family?
What blessings might be missed if I were to force the issue of another child?
Lord, thank you for the blessings you have promised our family. Help me to believe. Amen.