I was reading Exodus 14 and three things stood out to me.
13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” 15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.
I’ve found that there are times to pray and be still and there are other times I need to pray AND g o d o what I’ve been told.
Don’t get me wrong. Prayer is vitally important. And truth is we can never pray enough. But ‘prayer’ can also be misused as a pretty solid excuse for inaction. I mean who’s going to challenge you about your ‘praying’? Me…maybe I will. I kid!!!
Here’s my advice, when you receive clear direction. You need to get moving.
So how do you know what’s what?
- Listen for His voice and see if it aligns with His Word. Simple terms? Pray and read the Bible.
- Find a trusted person and share with them. Simple terms? Seek wise counsel.
- Finally make some movements. Act on what you’ve been told. Simple terms? Go. And. Do.
He’s a God of action. And He expects the same of us.
My word picture is of an archer.
Stand – Locate your target.
Go – Set your arrow in the bow.
Do – Launch your arrow.