Thursday, January 27, 2011

Move On (SOAP) #B90Days


Scripture-
"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on." ~Exodus 14:14-15

Observation- My first raw thoughts were- Be still, let God take care of it, don't waste your time crying over what's in the past. It made me think of a TV show where the two hapless co-workers were unsure what to say as they moved through the receiving line at a funeral.  Another co-worker, trying to be helpful, encouraged them to say I'm sorry for your loss and then move on.  So of course, that is exactly what he said.  "I'm sorry for your loss, move on." After laughing at the memory of the show, I had to admit this passage was one I needed to read.

Application- I want to fight back. I want to defend myself to and from those around me. I don't want to be still and let God take care of it because what if he doesn't do it like I want him to? What if people believe untruths, distortions and lies forever? What if the enemy overtakes me because I didn't fight back?

I ask myself all these questions, I cry over the past and the things and people I've lost. Maybe God's saying "I'm sorry for your loss, move on".

Prayer- Lord, you know I need help. It's hard to be still and let you work and sometimes it's even harder to quit whining to you and move on. Fight for me, work through me, work in me. Help me to move on and follow your lead, through the wilderness and into the promised land. Don't leave me wandering due to my doubt but help me fully trust in you.

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