13 He made him ride on the high places of the land, and he ate the produce of the field, and he suckled him with honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock. Deuteronomy 32:13 (ESV)
16 But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” Psalms 81:16 (ESV)
At Point Of Mercy they’ve been singing a beautiful song called Honey In The Rock. It is taken from both Deuteronomy and Psalms. Such amazing lyrics, but for me it also connects with the producer of honey, the bee in two ways.
First there are bees who generate heat in the hive, and the level of heat in the different cells determines what role each bee will have as they grow. The pressure Israel endured in the wilderness was not designed to stop them, but to equip them for the promised land.
As Pastor pointed out today The Church has faced such pressure in the last few years, but God’s plan was for it to build us to where we are in 2023.
Second while singing it today I felt The Lord place something in my spirit. He reminded me of the bee, and it was as if He was saying “Believe, be and leave the rest to Me.”
Pastor Denny Livingston shared the theme for the year, Expectation. If we will be everything He’s called us to be, faithful, active, giving, and consistent, He will exceed our greatest expectations, and this year I plan to expect more than ever before.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)
Because of another Paul Scripture in Ephesians, I plan to seek Him to do more this year than I have ever expected. I will seek to be His hands and feet so the honey can flow to others. We want to reach our fullest potential, and to help others reach their greatest potential in Him. Ashley and I are in expectation of a year of greatness in Jesus Name!