This morning I sat in a small quaint historical restaurant and ordered a cup of potato leek soup. When I tasted this savory soup I was amazed at how delicious the flavor of the leeks were as it fell upon my palate. I thought in my mind as I smiled, “No wonder the children of Israel desired to have once again the Egyptian leeks.” It also revealed to me how classy and discerning God is in helping us to achieve the proper decision if we are to follow the perfect will of God.
The leek soup that I was eating was so delicious that it must’ve been a high point and memory of an Israeli slave’s life when he got to eat this savory soup. I wonder why God allows us to have questions in the midst of our breakthrough, that many times makes us consider going back instead of forward. And even a more stunning realization is that the rewards that God has waiting for us are so great and so phenomenal, that if we ever saw them in reality we would drop all of the leeks and run like maniacs across our obstacles to enter into our future.
Here is an understanding that God has given to me concerning God’s discerning and considerate thoughts about the choices you and I make. He wants us to decide to follow His wonderful future with no shadow of a doubt in our minds, so He allows us to make choices based upon the best possible moment in our past before we lock into His promised future. This is where the leeks of the Egypt and the soup that is front of me comes into the picture. It’s our choice ~ the leeks or His future.
I cannot even count the number of people famous (and infamous) who made the decision to settle for the leeks of Egypt instead of following Jesus into His glorious promises. The Bible clearly states that there is a perfect will of God. This is God’s will that brings us into: “The Lord maketh rich and added no sorrow with it”. We are on the verge of having this blessing come upon all of us. This means that the church will be completely paid in full, and as a congregation all of us will enter into our Jubilee year.
God set over the nation of Israel the celebration of the 50th year, which was the year of Jubilee. At this time every Israeli citizen had all of their debts completely erased and they became debt-free! Next week,February 27, 2016, will be exactly 50 years since our founding pastor, Marilynn Gazowsky, held the first church service at the Voice of Pentecost Church, which is now called A Place To Meet Jesus (I was eleven years old at that service in 1966.) This is what I mean about God being so classy. He’s timed everything so that it is done at the perfect moment, at the perfect time, at the perfect place. Praise the name of Jesus Christ! Wow! What a wonderful celebration we are going to have very soon.
(Oh, and by the way, I didn’t finish the leek soup. It tasted just great but I thought, “I’m gonna leave it behind because I’m going to the Promised Land!”)