Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Someone Lied

One individual accused them of doing what they did not do.  Their name was slandered; their money spent to protect themselves. They were overwhelmed and oppressed as their life came apart . . . because someone lied.
How do we manage times that are overwhelming and oppressive?  
   Study Exodus 1-14. In the ancient days, the people of God were oppressed and enslaved.  After a series of events, they were finally released from slavery.  Not long after the ex-slaves were on the road to freedom,  the oppressors chased  after them. 
The past was literally catching up with them. It was not what they planned.
And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. (Exodus 14:13)
 What does this mean for our life?
Do not be afraid: Refuse to be afraid. Consciously relax and trust God.
Stand still: Breathe. Be still  in awareness of the presence of God.
See the salvation of the Lord: Broaden your perspective. Look beyond the moment and believe God is in control.

The writer of Chronicles said it very similarly: You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem ' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you." 2 Chronicles 20:17
In other words  . . . There is a fight in life . . . but God will fight for us . . . for which we are to station ourselves as soldier would . . . stand and see the salvation of the Lord.
Learning with you to KICK START the day . . . stationed in the Lord.
                                      Pastor Kerrie

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