What is my Red Sea?
“By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.”
Moses was leading the Israelites away from the Egyptians, and they arrived at the Red Sea. The Egyptians were getting closer, so what were the options. Listening to God and OBEYING whatever He said, was the only viable option.
Moses stretched out his hand, as God said, and the waters piled up to the left and to the right. Besides that, the ground was dry in the middle for them to walk across.
Imagine, walking through this tunnel of water, and looking up at all this water. I wonder if the Israelites were concerned if the water would stay where it was during the entire time of crossing, and if they were amazed that the ground that had been covered with water was completely dry for them to walk on.
What “impossible” situation are you and I facing in our individual lives, in our family lives, in ministry? Have you experienced the nudge of the Holy Spirit leading you, and as you were following, it appears like you are being blocked with no way to turn? Have you come upon a situation when you wonder why the Lord led you to the position you are in, when what you were doing previously seemed so much better, safer and sure, as you look back?
Often, when a difficult situation arises, and we look at the past, we only see the good things in the past, and forget or block out the troubles that we left behind, just as the Israelites did when they faced the Red Sea ahead of them and the Egyptians behind them.
When God has called, and is leading us to the place He has already prepared for us to be, He does not leave us part way there and forget about His calling on us.
Circumstances may appear against us, but God was aware of what would happen before He even sent us in that direction and He will be with us during all things.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
We are to continue following God in faith, and do what He tells us to do. How must Moses have felt when God said to raise his staff and stretch out his hand to divide the waters for the Israelites to walk through?
We need to take that step in faith, reaching out, and demonstrate to others the power of our God, and He will receive Glory.
Has God told you to take a step in faith to begin a new ministry that others think is crazy? If God told you to do it, it is already complete in His eyes, so take the necessary steps to follow through and see God’s plan complete.
Has God told you to expand a ministry that is already on the go? If God told you to do it, again it is already complete in God’s eyes, so move in the direction God is leading, even if others are not ready to follow yet.
Has God called you to a certain area of ministry, but it appears like things are not going as you thought or were told? If God called you, He is still “walking through the waters with you”, He will not leave, and His purpose will be completed.
Has God spoken to you to take steps to restore a relationship, but you are turned down and spurned at every attempt?
If God has led you in this manner, in faith reach out your arm of peacemaker, and God will divide the barrier waters.
God told Moses that when they were across the Red Sea they would never again see those same Egyptians that were following them. Every one of those Egyptians drowned when the sea went back to normal and covered them.
When we follow our God in faith, and OBEY Him, He will remove the things that are blocking us, or holding us back from completing His will, and He will strengthen us to live in the way to fulfill His purpose for our lives and His Glory.