Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It might be cheating....

... but I am going to post someone else's words here today. Quite frankly, I am at a loss for words. Life is swirling around my head at a pace faster than I could ever imagine. And in the midst of it, these words have stilled my heart and mind today.

From Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman:

The Lord said to Moses,"...Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea." (Exodus 14:15-16)

Dear Child of God, just imagine that triumphal march! Picture the excited children being constantly hushed and restrained by their parents from their outbursts of wonder. Think how the women must have experienced an uncontrollable excitement as they found themselves suddenly saved from a fate worse than death. Imagine how the men who accompanied them must have felt ashamed and admonished for mistrusting God and for complaining against Moses. And as you envision the Red Sea's mighty walls of water, separated by the outstretched hand of the Eternal in response to the faith of a single man, learn what God will do for His own.

Never dread any consequence resulting from absolute obedience to His command. Never fear the rough waters ahead, which through their proud contempt impede your progress. God is greater than the roar of raging water and the mighty waves of the sea. "The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever" (Ps. 29:10). A storm is simply the hem of His robe, the sign of His coming, and the evidence of His presence.

Dare to trust Him! Dare to follow Him! Then discover that the forces that blocked your progress and threatened your life become at His command the very materials he uses to build your street of freedom.

2 comments:

superstarr said...

Never dread any consequence resulting from absolute obedience to His command. This is the best sentence ever!! We all need to soak that in, BELIEVE IT, and choose to not fear!!! Amen!

Debbie C. said...

Thanks for this reminder, it is hard to remember sometimes, but HE is always faithful!!

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