Friday, 9 September 2011

What are the Egyptians in your life?

Ex 14 v 13-14:  And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid.  Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today.  For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.  (14) The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace" (be quiet)


I noticed a few things about the verses I hadn't noticed before (is God's word not just awesome!)
  1. Do not be afraid - why?  God sent them in that direction, He knows what was going on.  TRUST
  2. Stand still - you don't have to do anything but TRUST, and then react on that trust - see the salvation of the Lord.
  3. Today - I think the Israelites knew they were heading for the dead sea.  Do you think they, like us were trying to figure out what to do when they got there?  Doubt and confusion stirring their emotions?  God did not tell them the plan before they set out.  He did not have a pow-wow with them, discuss the options, plan stratergy, etc.  Can you imagine ..."And I'm going to part the sea, so you can walk through on the bottom..."  I can imagine their reaction to that plan!  He said Go.  Because on the day, He brought His plan for them into action, He parted the sea - they had to TRUST - and God actioned.

God sorted out their problem on that day, so that the Egyptians would never again be a problem to them.  He wanted them to TRUST His way, because His way - SORTED OUT THE PROBLEM FOR GOOD!

What are the Egyptians in your life?
Do not be afraid - TRUST God, stand still and see how God makes a way for you (for His glory) as you hold your peace - and - the Egyptians will be no more.

TRUST

God bless
Tracy

15 comments:

  1. That is a terrific post, Tracy. If *I* had been an Israelite, I would have probably been the worrier in the group trying to figure out how we were going to cross the Dead Sea, But trust is a big thing-- hard sometimes, but worth it. Thanks for this :)

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  2. So hard to trust Him in all things. We think we know best or that sometimes maybe He's forgotten us...but not so! He's always there!

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  3. Great reminder to trust and let God do. Thanks, Tracy!
    Blessings!
    Pam at www.2encourage.blogspot.com

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  4. God's word is Excellent we do just as they did roam all in the wilderness...it happens when we aren't obedient to the Lord but thanks be to His mercy towards us...great post

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  5. Bow you've got that song in my head..."walk like an Egyptian" ...
    great post, makes me wonder what I would have done in their shoes/sandals.

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  6. What an awesome word of truth and encouragement!!! Thank you lovely lady.
    Janine

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  7. The standing still part is what is so hard. To trust and not take any part of into my own hands... again, so hard! I want to though. Great post Tracy :)

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  8. Wat 'n aangrypende posting. En 'n wyse woord presies op tyd. Dank je wel!
    Ek vind dit moeilik om blindelings te vertrou op God. Dit is 'n oefening waar ek my hele lewe voor nodig het. Maar dit is die moeite werd hè? God is getrou, sy planne faal nie.

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  9. Can so relate to this post. Am so guilty of intellectualizing God's plan and trying to figure out all the details. So thankful that He knows....and all I really have to do is TRUST! Bless you this day, Tracy. ~ jen

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  10. When I was a medical intern, a mentor used to say, "Don't just do something; stand there." In our rush to make a bad situation right, by relying on our own flesh we often make it worse, and in the medical field, that can lead to violating the Hippocratic oath that says, "First, do no harm." I wasn't saved then, but now that I am, I rely on "Be still and know that I am God." Only He can make a way where there is no way, and it is only by trusting and obeying Him that we can experience His blessings. I am blessed by your blog and will follow it, and I invite you to join mine, "Saved by Grace" (http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/) Love in Him, Laurie Collett

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  11. Hi Kelly - I don't think I would have coped too well on the way to the red sea either :)

    Hi Allison - so true, we think because we don't have immediate answers He doesn't care, but like you say, He is always there

    Hi Pam - thanks, like that trust and let God

    Hi Desiray - I agree thank the Lord for His grace and mercy to put up with my lack of faith!

    Hi Stefanie - in their shoes you would have had us all organised and scrapbooking the moments :)

    Hi Janine - thank you lovely lady. Still praying for and with you

    Hi Heidi - so true for me too, the standing still part is very frustrating for me. I need to work on that

    Hi Jedidja - ja, dit is die moeite werd. Baie dankie vir die lieflike woorde.

    Hi Jen - I also try to figure out God's next move instead of just relaxing in the truth that He is in control.

    Hi Laurie - thanks for commenting and for when you follow, I appreciate it. I will be popping over to visit your blog now.

    God bless all you lovely ladies and have an awesome Sunday
    Tracy

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  12. Trust. Small word; big ramifications. Giving my Egyptians into God's hands today...

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  13. Hi Tracy,

    I tried to sign up as a follower and then realized it had to be done through Facebook rather than Google Connect. I have a Facebook account but haven't actually been on there yet. As soon as I set that up I will join your Networked blog. Thanks for following Saved by Grace, and I'll be officially following My daily walk in His grace ASAP! God bless you!

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  14. Silly me! I missed the "Follow" button at the top of your blog. Anyway, I just found it, and now I'm an official follower! Blessings, Laurie

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  15. Hi Shannon - amen :)

    Hi Laurie - don't worry, it all works out in the end :)

    God bless ladies, you are precious
    Tracy

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