Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just a Breath Away

Exodus 15


This morning I awoke early, after a night of tossing and turning, I decided to get started on the day. I grabbed my Bible and started to pray. Turning these worn pages I stopped in Exodus 15. I was reminded of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea and the details of that crossing. I started reading the song of testimony and praise Moses and the Israelites sang. As I read I began to cry out for one of my children. A promise started to emerge - nothing could hinder the Lord taking my child to the place of blessing He had for her. Nothing or no one! Not horses, not soldiers, not a sea too deep and wide to swim across, not an evil ruler, nothing! Absolutely nothing. Did I say nothing could stop the Lord from getting my child to the place of blessing He has for her?! I really needed to be reminded of that today.

Listen to what the Lord says in Exodus 15, "the enemy sank like a stone", "But You blew with your breath, and the sea covered them", "By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone". A mighty God! "You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance, the place, O Lord, you have made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord , your hands established." A faithful God! An able God! A mighty God! A God that is ALIVE and ACTIVE in the lives of His people!

I was lamenting to a friend the other day about a particular situation. She listened and then reminded me about this same thought. The Lord is aware and alive even if you don't see it or even believe it. It does not change the fact that He is reigning over it. Nothing will ever be able to stop the Lord from bringing about His purpose or plan for me, you or our children. What a life giving word that was for me.

I am praying for you today, precious heart, that you will grab hold of this Faithful, Able and Mighty God who can change your life and the lives of those you love. Oh,I hear that seed of doubt coming from your direction. You have prayed, waited, believed and nothing. Well, you can't convince me that out of all those Israelites everyone believed that Moses would be able to get them across the Red Sea safely. Of course not, they were people just like you and me. They saw the Red Sea in its vastness. They lived in reality. Nevertheless, it happened! Yep, right before their little eyes, it happened! Not only did they cross safely but on dry land!

What is your "Red Sea today"? A loved one? A financial situation? A loss? What? What would stop the Lord from bringing His people to the place of blessing. Remember it was just a breath (Exodus 15:10) that changed a situation for the Israelites. Just a faithful, able and mighty breath!