Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Exodus 14-16

Look at God go today in Exodus 14-16 as He continues leading the Israelites out of Egypt (see the map)!  God has them right where He wants them, and that turns out to be terrifying for His people.  They find themselves stuck in a hard spot (literally), Red Sea on one side and an angry Egyptian army on the other side.  Things look terrible, but God has something special in mind.  He sends His people straight through the Red Sea of all places!  He rescues all the Israelites and swallows up the entire Egyptian army in the waters.  And that's not all of God's glory.  He continues to hear the voices of His people.  He continues to provide bread and meat as they go through the dessert.  There's so many reasons to praise God!

God fights for us just like He fights for the Israelites.  Did you catch what He says today?

14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

God is telling us He will take care of us.  His advice is a relief, especially when we see what He does for the Israelites.  If he can part the Red Sea for His people back then, the possibilities are limitless for us too!  

Who among the gods
    is like you, Lord?

Who is like you—
    majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
    working wonders?

Here's my problem.  I am not good at being still.  That's where I need to focus today.  Where and how in my life do I need to "only be still" for God?  

Truth is, sometimes being still is exactly what God needs me to do so I can hear Him guiding me and giving me direction.

In your unfailing love you will lead
    the people you have redeemed.

In your strength you will guide them
    to your holy dwelling.

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

I praise You in all Your majesty, Your holiness, Your glory.  Thank You for the wonders You work in my life.  Help me to remember, with a thankful heart, all the wonderful ways You bless me with Your strong hands.  Forgive me for being so busy, that I miss Your voice in my life.  Help me to be still for You, Lord.  

I pray for ____________ today who need(s) Your direction and unfailing love.

You, Lord, reign forever and ever!

In the name of Jesus I pray,


*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more. 

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