Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 3, 2012

"Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.  I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.” Exodus 14:13-18

Moses knew what the rest of Israel was about to discover, God will always make a way! If He leads you in He will bring you out! At this point Moses didn't know how but he knew Who!

Deliverance is God's part. It is His specialty.

God told Moses that what looked like their dilemma was about to become their deliverance if they would make the right decision. God is SO good at doing that! He will take the very thing that looks like a disaster and turn it into your deliverance!

Do you believe that?

You say, "I want to believe that! I see it in this story and I know the promise that with every trial and temptation He will make a way of escape but I am not seeing it."

Let's look at the story again and see if you can gain some insight.

God will turn your dilemma into your deliverance if you will wait - “Do not be afraid. Stand firm"

Waiting is always hard! Always! It gets harder when you have an vicious army riding down at you in your vulnerable moment.

Every instinct in your body is shouting, "Run!" but the voice of God whispers, "Wait! Don't be afraid, just wait!"

Why does He ALWAYS want you to wait?

I don't know all the reasons but I do know His timing is always perfect and yours isn't.

God will turn your dilemma into deliverance if you will watch - "you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again."

You have to do something while you are waiting for the Lord - so, why not just watch Him do what He does?

If you aren't keeping your eyes on God guess what you will do? You will either be focused on the enemy or fixed on yourself. Niether of those will get you delivered!

When those winds began blowing and when those waves rolled up on either side and that way of escape opened wide, don't you think they were glad they were watching!

Do you need deliverance from your dilemma? Wait! Watch!

God will turn your dilemma into deliverance if you will walk - "Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left."

There is a time to wait and a time to watch but then there comes a time to walk! God WILL open a way but when He does you must be ready to walk through it!

What an amazing way He chose to deliver them! Imagine seeing a wide and deep sea open up and make a path of escape from the enemy!

Now, let's be real about this! God could have built a gigantic battleship that he could have pulled up to shore to deliver them and then opened the big guns and missles on the Egyptians.

Or, He could have just had the Israelites simply walk across the top of the water like Peter did once.

But God chose to open the sea to deliver them so He could close the sea and destroy the enemy! They were delivered and the Egyptians were destroyed!

One thing you can expect from God - He will make a way for you!

But He will expect you to wait on Him and watch for Him and walk through the way when He opens it!