He will fight for you…
The book of Exodus holds one of the coolest stories of protection and provision ever. The story of God using Moses to part the sea so that the Israelites could cross it to escape Pharoah and the Egyptians and the “house of slavery”.
God spoke to Moses and told them where to go. When the Israelite’s found out the path they were to take, they freaked out because it looked as if they would just die in the dessert. They said they would rather serve Pharaoh then die in the dessert. But Moses said to them…
14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
God “hardened Pharaoh’s heart” so that they (the Egyptians )would chase them down. But there was a slick plan in the making…
As they approached the Red Sea, God told Moses to raise his staff high and the sea would part for them. And it did.
The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Exodus 14:22
And as they crossed safely on dry land to the other side, Pharaoh and his men attempted to follow, but Moses raised his staff again and the waters crashed in on them.
28 The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived….
31 …And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.
That is crazy!! But do you know that God still parts the seas for us? Perhaps not actual water since there would be no need for it these days, but equally amazing. I can’t tell you how many times I have worried or panicked about something only to find out God had it covered all along. And my worry is not typically as extreme as fleeing slavery, but He always knows what is coming. We just need to be still because He has a slick plan for us too. It may seem like He is leading us to the dessert, but there is a plan, and that plan involves victory around the corner.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
30 day challenge – read more in the “hit repeat again” previous blog…
1. Write down a list of things you need to pray for
This is not a wish list
Try not to just make them all about you
Keep the list small and purposeful
2. Spend at least 30 minutes in uninterrupted prayer
A scheduled time not just throughout the day
Ideas: 30 minute drive to work, actually getting up early, skipping a tv show, praying before bed
3. Read at least one scripture passage a day
Pick a book of the Bible and read a passage each day
Follow our blog for daily scripture
4. And if you fail one day out of 30 –HIT REPEAT AGAIN!