Now the Lord had said to Moses, “I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. After that, he will let you go from here, and when he does, he will drive you out completely. 2 Tell the people that men and women alike are to ask their neighbours for articles of silver and gold.” 3 (The Lord made the Egyptians favourably disposed toward the people, and Moses himself was highly regarded in Egypt by Pharaoh’s officials and by the people.)

As you seek to keep in step with the Spirit, He may tell you to do things which seem counter-intuitive (see verse2). But if God tells you to do it, He will arrange everything else to fit around your obedience (3). I think of Hudson Taylor’s statement that, ‘God’s work, done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.

As mentioned recently, Jilly and I are listening to an audio version of Brother Andrew’s book ‘God’s Smuggler.’ It contains some staggering stories of miraculous provision for Andrew and his family and ministry. But anyone who knows the story of the Bible will recognise that this is the God we serve. Again and again He has met the needs of His people in astounding ways.

“The cautious faith that never saws off a limb on which it is sitting, never learns that unattached limbs may find strange unaccountable ways of not falling.” Dallas Willard