Never Stop Moving Forward:
“And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.’” (Exodus 14:15, New King James Version).
This is the key Bible verse for our “Come and See” devotional today.
This verse was the instruction by the Almighty God to His servant Moses, who was charged with the responsibility of leading the Children of Israel to the Promised Land after their divine release from Pharaoh’s captivity (Exodus 14 verses: 1-30). Upon sighting the rampant chariots of the Pharaoh, the Israelites were terrified and cried against the Lord and His servant, Moses. At that point, Moses beseeched the Almighty God for direction but in reply, He told Moses to ask the people to move forward in spite of the rapidly approaching enemy. To Moses, God said: “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.” (Exodus 14.16, New International Version).
God wants us to keep moving in spite of whatever life is throwing at us because He is always looking out ahead for us and He says: “I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.” (Isaiah 45:2, New King James Version). He is the Alpha and Omega.
What would have happened if the Israelites had not moved on and had stayed where they were, weeping at the sight of their enemies approaching? They would have been crushed and one of the greatest miracles recorded would not have happened: this was the opening and closing of the Red Sea for the safe passage of the Israelites, followed by the utter destruction of their enemies. Your own desired miracle lies ahead of you, but only if you keep moving forward irrespective of what the situation seems to be at present.
The determined lifestyle of Apostle Paul is worth following. He was never discouraged despite suffering many physical, spiritual and emotional torments. He revealed his secret in one of his many letters to the church as follows: “brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” (Philippians 3:13, New International Version).
If you wait upon the Lord in fasting, prayers and trusting Him, you will be have the strength to forge ahead. God is not ignorant of your struggles and you will laugh last and sing a new song of victory. God expects you to keep on moving as He crushes every mountains ahead of you. Keep on moving!
Let us pray: “Father, may I receive strength not to faint in the pursuit of your purpose for my life,” in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
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