Romans 11:29 says, “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Our high calling remains whether we walk in it or not.
Moses had a high calling. The Lord chose him to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt and into His land of promise. Aaron was his spokesman. Neither entered the land of promise. Why? They chose the path of their flesh.
Our flesh leads us into barren land where we become spiritually dehydrated. Think back to the prodigal son. He had everything in his father’s house. He chose to leave. His fleshly appetite left him with nothing. Luke 15:16 says, “And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.”
Yesterday I typed my devotional for November. It was about emotional hunger. When a land is in drought, everything dries up. Our lives are like land. The Lord so desires to pour out His blessings upon us. When we live for our flesh, our ‘land’ is parched.
I recently read a book written by a dermatologist. He was saying that we can drink water and still be dehydrated. Why? Our cells are not getting what they need which is water from our fruits and vegetables.
Think of this analogy. Our cells are our thoughts. They need to be saturated with the water of God’s word. When they aren’t? We become spiritually dehydrated. I love David’s words. Psalm 63:1 says, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land.”