Sometimes the very thing that stands in your way and frustrates you to no end could be the very thing that saves you from a disaster happening.
In today's Scripture reading in Numbers, this is the very thing that happened to Balaam.
Balaam was enroute, on his donkey, to do something that was against the will of God. On the way, an angel appeared, blocking the way but Balaam did not see it. But his donkey did.
The donkey refused to go past the angel which caused Balaam to get mad at the donkey. While Balaam chewed the donkey out, the craziest thing happened...God opened the mouth of the donkey and caused the donkey to talk back to Balaam!
Meanwhile, the angel still stood in their path...
(Numbers 22:31) "Then the Lord opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing there."
Balaam fell flat on his face, now he was ready to listen to the Lord. Now he was willing to pay attention to the leading of the Lord.
How many times have roadblocks stood in your way? Perhaps those things that stand in our way are nothing but donkeys in our life, trying to keep us from harm.
Allow God to show you that some detours in your life are for your own good. And if you have a donkey talking back to you, you might stand up and take notice. It might see the angels in front of you that you don't see.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: Numbers 22:21-23:30, Luke 1:26-56, Psalm 57
SATURDAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: Numbers 24-25, Luke 1:56-2:20, Psalm 58
SUNDAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: Numbers 26:1-27:11, Luke 2:21-28, Psalm 59:1-8
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