No more Marah Experiences

Sunday, 17th December

Exodus 15:23-25

Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”  So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.

Marah means bitterness. It is a situation of unpleasant experiences. The children of Israel complained against Moses because of the bitter water situation in Marah. Instead of joining the complaint campaign, Moses cried out to God and further carried out God’s instruction to him; and he reversed the state of the waters from bitterness to sweetness. This simply means that no Marah situation is permanent, it can be reversed into sweetness.

Beloved, the bitter waters in your marriage can be turned into sweetness, such that it will marvel many. The bitter waters of your family disunity can be reversed. The bitter waters of struggling on your job, rejection, repeating the examinations severally, attending several interview sessions without success and your child’s wayward behavior, can be reversed. Remember, bitter water moments are not the time to complain. Complaint has never in history changed anything for good, and it never will. So, instead of complaining, ask for the favor of God to be manifested in that situation.

The favor of God is God’s verdict over all your inadequacies in life. Like all judgment, it can only become effective when it is pronounced. God’s favor towards you is a settled matter in heaven. But it must also become a settled matter in your heart and your mouth for it to become an experience (see Romans 10:8).

Beloved, God is glorified when you are fruitful. He does not take pleasure in seeing you dwell in Marah situations. Conversely, the devil seeks to challenge and frustrate your fruitfulness. So, be firm in your resistance of all the intrigues and maneuvers of the enemy. Speak the favor of God over every Marah situation in your life. They are waiting to hear and act according to your commands.

Lord, I thank you for your favour that speaks for me in any area of my inadequacy. As I go about my daily routines, your favor encompasses me round about like a shield.

Genesis 50:20

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