Monday, 23 April 2018

Red Sea Shores - Now What?

So we are marching up to the Red Sea and what do we do?  We start looking for wood to build a boat!  How else is one to get to the other side?  Right?!  Right?!

Well, yes, in the natural!  But God does not want us to operate in the natural.  Today, we took a stand in faith.  We decided upon reaching the metaphorical shores of the Red Sea, not to try to build a boat to get to the other side.  But to put out our metaphorical rod of faith, and trust our great and mighty God to part the sea, so that we can safely get to the other side.

Now, God, who ACTUALLY parted the Red Sea, can part our metaphorical Sea with ease.  How can we doubt, that a God who created heaven and earth, parted the Red Sea, and the Jordan River, how can we doubt Him when we get to the shores of our Red Sea?


Maybe we feel we are on a journey not set out by God.  This might be so.  But God's word says that everything works out for the good of those who trust the Lord (Gal 8 vs 28).  Maybe we feel we are on these shores because of errors of judgement, foolhardiness, sin, not listening to God, etc.  That also may be so.  But God is gracious with us, and uses even our own mistakes for our good (Isaiah 30 vs 18).  Maybe we are here today because we feel chased by the enemy.  Well, so were the Israelites.  And God still parted the sea for them.  And, just by the way, drowned the enemy!  (Exodus 14 vs 23)

In my heart I feel God saying, "Just trust Me!  Don't try to figure it out!  Just trust Me!"  So, today, as we stand at the shores of the Red Sea, let us shout out our faith, raise our rod and trust God to part the Sea of whatever it is in our way, be it debt, heartache, indecision, drought of any kind... and wait and see what the Lord will do!

Now, most importantly, when God does part that metaphorical sea for you, because He will, remember to give Him ALL the glory and ALL the honour due His name.  He wants us to have the victory, but He wants and deserves all the glory. (2 Chron 20 vs 13 - 30)

God bless
Tracy


My ABIDE scripture for this post is:

Exodus 14 v 16:  But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Tracy, for this blog. It is comforting and practical. A good lesson.

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement Aritha :)
      God bless

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  2. Standing in front of impossible situations is not easy, we have a tendency to panic or turn back. But God... can do the impossible.

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    1. HI Marja, yes, amen! He is the God of the impossible
      God bless

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  3. Oh, sweet friend! I needed this! I can so relate to leaning to my own understanding when faced with a Red Sea impossibility in front of me. My first instinct would be to start "building a boat" and figuring out things on my own, when God is saying, "Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord! I think so often of the Ark and how Joshua told the children of Israel to stand back 2000 cubits. Not 1999 cubits and not 2001 cubits, not lagging too far behind and not rushing in crowding God, but that perfect proximity to be able to clearly see what God is doing and to give Him all the room He needs to work. Oh, I so want to live my life in this manner, walking lock-step with God and His perfect will and allowing HIM to be the leader and the parter of my Red Seas. You have encouraged and edified me once again, and I am so grateful for you and your obedience to God. May He bless you abundantly today, dear sister!

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I'm so glad you were encouraged with my post. Popping over to visit with you soon
      God bless

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  4. He sure can. And thank God for it!
    Inspiring; thank you.

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    1. Hi Susan, thank you for visiting.
      God bless

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