Saturday, August 18, 2012


Suggested Reading: Exodus 14

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Looking North to Elat from the Israel side of the Red Sea. Off in the distance you can see Mountains of Edom in Jordan. This shoreline contains some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world with an amazing variety of sea life.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.


Key Verse: Exodus 14:14

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. NKJV

Hemmed in between the sea and the mountains with water before them and Pharaoh’s forces behind them, Israel meets their first big test of faith – and it appears that all except Moses are in a state of panic. Moses obeys God and God’s people learn the lesson we need to learn also. The NIV translation puts it this way, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” As long as we have the means to resist evil ourselves, we must do so. When we can do nothing, our duty is to wait patiently, quietly and courageously. Moses probably did not know how God would deliver, but he had no doubt that God would make a way. The words “boldness” (verse eight) and “very afraid” (verse ten) describe the feelings of the people. We should not be led by our emotions but by God’s Word. God says to Moses, “Tell the people to go forward” (verse 15).


Lord God, speak Your Word to me today through my Bible reading, through a godly leader, or a brother or sister in faith, or by Your “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). Having heard from You, Lord, I am moving forward. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!


Someone said to an old preacher, “If you believed that if God told you to jump through that brick wall, would you jump?” The preacher replied, “Yes, it’s my job to jump. It’s God’s job to make the hole in the wall!” I heard someone else say, “We must attempt things for God that are so humanly impossible that they will surely fail if God is not in them.” I, for one, want them to fail. I have said many times, “We have to be willing to trip and fall, made to look like the biggest fool ever, if we are to accomplish all that God wants us to do.” Check out part of our Crossroads web site HERE. You’ll find there that God has done things that were humanly impossible. You won’t find initiatives that I took which did not succeed (for some reason those who wrote the biographical sketch did not include those things…ha ha!). Sometimes I’ve championed losing causes, but I’d much rather look like a fool than fail to “go forward.”

Yours, moving forward,


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7 thoughts on “Saturday, August 18, 2012

  1. God will make a way
    When there is no other way
    Trust and obey
    for there is no other way
    I have been in situations where I thought there was no other way. Praise His holy name for He has done great things. Amen

  2. we can not change yesterday….so forward we go …Today is a New Day..Thank you Lord….we will be glad and rejoice in it…..

    as we journey forward together ……Thank you David for your blog and your 100 words…. makes me (^_^) ……

    Have a great saturday……..walking with Jesus….

  3. David
    You remind me of a scripture ” I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ is calling us” Philppians 3 :14
    Lets keep going forward have a good day today.
    Lianne Hogg

  4. Thank you for including a link to with your daily blog. It is an excellent resource to quickly and easily reference the bible verses you have mentioned in your blog. Their “verse of ther day” is always a blessing too. Thank you!

  5. Faith alone makes way through! One winning course – by faith, not force., and, if not forward, upward! “Be still and know!” Wait for God’s orders! Observe, and with confidence in God into peaceful thoughts God is about to work for YOU. Isaiah 26:3. God’s voice speaks to the listening heart! God’s faithful Love abides forever!

  6. God always stands ahead of us beckoning us forward; He only wants for our total attention and reliance to be upon Him. The cross of Calvary stands in the gap between sinful man and a holy God, we just need to make the journey to the cross to receive forgiveness for our sins and to be counted as righteous before our holy God. The first big step begins with the understanding that we are in a state of ‘sin’, then we can begin to make the journey forward. I pray that many realize their need for a holy God in their lives, unfortunately Satan (the god of ‘this’ world) has blinded the eyes of modern people to the truth. God’s truth stands and is eternal in nature; will we be found standing for the truth and moving forward in Him?

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