Friday, January 24, 2020

Devotional Thoughts for Friday, January 24, 2020
by Dona Hake
Today is day three of our meditations upon the word ~stand~ . Let us look again at the scripture in Exodus 14.
“The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to move forward [toward the sea]. As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, so that the sons of Israel may go through the middle of the sea on dry land. As for Me, hear this: I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they will go in [the sea] after them; and I will be glorified and honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and his war-chariots and his horsemen.”
Exodus 14:15-17 AMP
I would like you to take note here in this scripture that God told Moses to instruct the people, then God instructed Moses what he was to do and then God told Moses what He (the Living God)was going to do. We serve a God that has a plan for every problem we face. It is up to us to simply be obedient, stand in faith and know that He is able to take care of us.
The biggest mistake we can make when facing a problem or situation that is causing us fear  is to start “doing“ rather than “being“ still and standing.  Anxiety and distractions are the enemy of stability and peace in our heart. Our enemy understands the power he has if he can stir up confusion and fear within us. He will use our wildest imaginations and even our knowledge to keep us from God‘s Word. Stand strong and do not yield to the flesh or the tricks of the enemy! I leave you with this scripture:
“Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand.”Isaiah 41:10. The Passion translation