Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wait For Your GOD Moment

GOD moments...don't you just love them?!  I do.  They remind me that GOD is in everything we do...everything that happens in our lives...everywhere we go.  GOD is in our lives and HE is fully in charge of our lives.  Now that is good news! 

There were so many GOD moments in the Bible.  In fact...that is what the Bible is full of...GOD moments.  This morning I am reminded of a big GOD moment in Exodus 14 when GOD parted the Red Sea for the Israelites.  They were being chased by Pharaoh and his army and didn't see any way of escape.

vss 5-9
When word reached the king of Egypt that the Israelites had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds. “What have we done, letting all those Israelite slaves get away?” they asked. So Pharaoh harnessed his chariot and called up his troops. He took with him 600 of Egypt’s best chariots, along with the rest of the chariots of Egypt, each with its commander. The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, so he chased after the people of Israel, who had left with fists raised in defiance. The Egyptians chased after them with all the forces in Pharaoh’s army—all his horses and chariots, his charioteers, and his troops. The Egyptians caught up with the people of Israel as they were camped beside the shore near Pi-hahiroth, across from Baal-zephon.

We can relate the trials of this life to Pharoah.  Don't we just feel sometimes that we are being chased and surrounded and we may never see the other side of the trial? 

In reading this I am reminded of how many times I have felt...and said to the LORD...the same types of things that the Israelites said to Moses.

vss 10-12
10 As Pharaoh approached, the people of Israel looked up and panicked when they saw the Egyptians overtaking them. They cried out to the Lord, 11 and they said to Moses, “Why did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness? Weren’t there enough graves for us in Egypt? What have you done to us? Why did you make us leave Egypt? 12 Didn’t we tell you this would happen while we were still in Egypt? We said, ‘Leave us alone! Let us be slaves to the Egyptians. It’s better to be a slave in Egypt than a corpse in the wilderness!"

But GOD was with HIS people.  HE was about to give them a GOD moment and they didn't even know it was going to happen!  

vss 13-14
13 But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

Don't you just love those two verses?!  WOW!!!  Don't be afraid.  The LORD Himself will fight for you.  Stay calm!!  That can be so hard when life is chasing us and just about to run right over the top of us!  That's when we have to remember that GOD is right here with the middle of our trial...holding us.  Just waiting for the right time to give us our GOD moment!  HE wants to show HIS great glory to us just as HE did to all of Egypt when HE destroyed Pharoah and his army.  Right when we are about to be overtaken by the trials of this life...GOD will part the waters and we will see HIS great glory!  Our GOD...yours and mine...will part the Red Sea of life and we will get safely through to the other side.  Oh YES! Here comes the GOD moment!

vss  21-28

21 Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land. 22 So the people of Israel walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground, with walls of water on each side!
23 Then the Egyptians—all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and charioteers—chased them into the middle of the sea. 24 But just before dawn the Lord looked down on the Egyptian army from the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw their forces into total confusion. 25 He twisted their chariot wheels, making their chariots difficult to drive. “Let’s get out of here—away from these Israelites!” the Egyptians shouted. “The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt!”
26 When all the Israelites had reached the other side, the Lord said to Moses, “Raise your hand over the sea again. Then the waters will rush back and cover the Egyptians and their chariots and charioteers.” 27 So as the sun began to rise, Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the water rushed back into its usual place. The Egyptians tried to escape, but the Lord swept them into the sea. 28 Then the waters returned and covered all the chariots and charioteers—the entire army of Pharaoh. Of all the Egyptians who had chased the Israelites into the sea, not a single one survived.

We too will walk right through the middle of our trial and come out strong on the other side.  It will be hard at times but just before dawn...the LORD will come and bring us through!  What we have to do is what the people of Israel did.

vs 31b
...They put their faith in the Lord...

Maybe  even what Moses did...

Raise your hand and wait for the LORD to do what HE does best...part the water!!

Wait for your GOD moment. It will come!





Brenda said...

Amen Chelle,
lovely, encouraging post. We must be still and know that He is God in the tough times, just trusting in Him.

strengthrenewed said...

Amen!!! I love when God shows himself in such amazing ways right in the midst of our trials. There are so many lessons to learn through the lives of the Israelites. Verse 14 is really encouraging when we feel beat down by our trials. Great Post, Chelle!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and encouraging post! Isn't our God just so awesome! I have had God moments myself and just recently! They will provide great testimonies in the future! Blessings!

Jedidja said...

Dank je, Chelle! This is a good post with clear biblical lesson.

Just Be Real said...

Chelle, encouraging. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.