2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
When the Israelites were in the desert, God fed them with manna from heaven. This source of food sustained them since they would not have enough food in the desert if it was not for this manna. It was a miraculous provision; yet, they got tired of eating the same thing every day. They said, “Moses, we want some meat to eat out here.”
On one hand you could say that they were being a little greedy since God was going out of His way to give them the food, which they so desperately needed with such a large group of people and so little resources available in the desert. On the other hand, everyone wants a steak every now and then.
Moses thought, “That’s impossible. Meat out here in the desert?” We are not talking about one dinner for four here, we are talking about meat for two million people. There were no grocery stores or any place to buy food.
But God has always had ways to give His children increase that they have never even thought of. God simply shifted the direction of the wind and caused a huge flock of quail to come into the Israelite camp. The people didn’t even have to go after it. The meat came to them. What’s very interesting is that quail don’t normally travel that far away from the water. If there had not been a strong wind, the quail would have never made it way out to their camp in the middle of the desert.
The main point is that God knows how to get your provision to you, where you are right now.
What do you need in your life today? What are the desires of your heart? God is able to make things align so that you have everything you need and even some things that you don’t need, but want. God’s grace is sufficient. Trust Him to bring increase to your life in unexpected ways!
If you wish for ice cream and the wind picks up suddenly, I would be sure you have an ice cream-proof jacket on.