“I’m praying about that.” Prayer is good and vital, so don’t misunderstand what I am about to say. We should pray, and pray without ceasing. However, I think sometimes we are delaying what we know we should do or stalling obedience to God’s instruction.
As God led Moses and the people of Israel up out of Egypt thy found themselves trapped between the advancing Egyptian chariots and the very wet Red Sea.
Exodus 14:10, “The people of Israel…feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord.” This seems appropriate to me. They immediately complained and blamed Moses who then called them to stand firm and watch the hand of God deliver them. “And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (vs. 13-14).
Then… “The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.”
God called them to action. There is a time to pray being still and a time to get moving while we pray.
If I am stomping on your toes, I cannot apologize because I have stomped all over my own in the process.
Ladies, pray and when God says move, move.
Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think About This: “Perhaps the only workable path into some understanding of the grandeur of the glory of God is to read the entire Word of God again and again, looking for divine glory. Why? Because the glory of God isn’t hidden in His Word; no, His glory is so grand that it splashes across every page of His Book.” – Paul David Tripp