Thursday, April 28, 2016

Faith Grows in the Red Sea

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. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. -Moses
Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV)

Let me share one more passage from Christine Caine’s Unstoppable. You really should read it for yourself! 

“[Good works] are never about what we can accomplish for God. If he wanted, God could accomplish everything on his own without us, just as he created the heavens and the earth. He could have slain Pharaoh’s army and horses in mid-step and melted the chariots in the blink of an eye. He could have brought the walls of Jericho down as Joshua and his men were sleeping. He could have turned the massive Midianite army to stone before Gideon’s men blew a trumpet. He could have transformed the wild waves beneath Peter’s feet to solid rock. God’s goal in each of those cases was to do far more than accomplish a task – it was to build the faith of his people. He wanted them to grow in their experience of him. He wanted his people to taste his power and be transformed by his might.”

Our good works aren’t nearly as dramatic as crossing the Red Sea or defeating an army. Our Red Seas look like praying aloud in a group, leading a Bible study, feeding the homeless, or starting a non-profit to fight human trafficking.

When we follow God’s call, He will provide in ways that we might call coincidences. But they’re not. As we recognize these coincidences as God guiding hand, our faith and trust grows. So while we’re accomplishing God’s work, we are being transformed.

There are no coincidences. They are God’s guiding hand. (tweet it)

#SeedsOfScripture #coincidence #faith

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cathy! I LOVE this passage and enjoyed reading your interpretation of it. Christine Caine is such a powerful speaker. I've never read any of her books though. I'm so impressed that you post daily. Wow. Good for you! Love what you're doing here.