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MAKE THE MOVE

MAKE THE MOVE
Ex 14: 15-16
And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward; but lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

Isaac Newton states in his law of inertia that an object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by another force. And also that an object at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by another force. Satellites that orbit our earth in outer space keep on moving around the earth at the exact same speed because in the vacuum of outer space there is nothing to slow it down. It will keep on going just as it is going until something else makes it move differently. Here on earth we constantly have other forces acting upon our motion, forces like gravity or the friction of moving through the air. But if you take away air and you take away gravity, objects stay perfectly motionless unless something else, like a rocket engine, makes it move.

So often faith can work that way too. If our life of faith stays sitting at rest without any movement forward, it is absolutely going to stay that way unless acted upon by another force. Sometimes God comes and pushed our faith in directions we were not expecting. There is a partnership of God’s Holy Spirit placed upon his church. There is a part of this calling to follow Jesus in which we are given the task of faithful obedience.

Perhaps there is an act of faithful obedience sitting right before you waiting for movement? Waiting for you to step up and allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through you to take a life of faith that may be at rest forward. And once you start moving in faith. Isn’t it amazing how the Spirit of God pushes and guides to keep that movement going? All it takes is the next step, whatever that is for you.

Many times, we are held back by excuses. Many times we are held back by the thoughts of the many obstacles that might exist. Sometimes we don’t even know for sure whether those excuses exist. The preacher speaking in Eccl 9: 7-10 says “10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” Life is a gift and the best use of it is to use it for something that outlives life itself. Do not sit idling around.

As we read the text above, you see the great bias of our God for action. He said to Moses, don’t wait. Move forward. In spite of challenges, move forward. In spite of failures move forward. In spite of back stabbing, move forward. This was Moses who came under frantic attacks from the very people he laboured to rescue from 400years grip of the oppressors. They had started to gang up and were blaming him for the Red sea in front of them and Pharaoh and chariots behind them.

Dear Reader, God understands your frustrations and heartbreaks but He wants you to move on still. Don’t wallow in your losses. Don’t stew in your disappointments. Get up. Get to work. Your time is limited. Use it productively.

Happy new month.

DATE: Fri, 1st Mar. 2024 1:16pm
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