Monday, 8 July 2013

Lets not forget!!

It happened for the Children of Israel. They were living in bondage... They were slaves to Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Their lives were miserable. They were mistreated... many of them died.
But then God intervened in a miraculous way... The Children of Israel were set free... They were walking away from their slave masters, but suddenly, the Pharaoh changed his mind. And a great Egyptian army was coming upon the Children of Israel hot and heavy.

They thought the situation was hopeless...But then God came in a special way... He parted the Red Sea, the Children of Israel walked across on dry ground... and when the Egyptian army tried to cross, the waters came crashing back down. and the Children of Israel had made their escape!

Bible says, "Then they believed his promises then, they sang his praise." Psalms 106:12 (NIV)

There came a point when their situation was desperate. 

Exodus 14:10 says, As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD.

And God answered! He provided a miraculous deliverance! 

Exodus 14:31 says, "And when the Israelites saw the great power the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and put their trust in him"

The people got excited about the Lord.They suddenly began to really have faith in Him.They began to praise the Lord, in fact, almost the whole chapter of Exodus 15 is a song of praise to God.

How long do you think that spiritual high lasted? How long do you think that the praise continued to be on the lips of the people? How long do you think the people kept their faith in God--before it began to waver?
How long?

5 years? 1 year? 1 month?  Do you think it lasted 1 week?
Only 3 days!

Exodus 15:22 tells us that "For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water"
So the people began to grumble...they began to complain...they began to whine... We’ve all gone through difficult things...we’ve had those times when we have felt surrounded by the enemy... And, we’ve had those times when we have just felt spiritually dry...we knew that God was the answer for spiritual dryness...And so, we prayed...we focused our individual prayer life on our need for revival...

And God answered!!The Holy Spirit moved! We enjoyed a wonderful time in the presence of the Lord!!
We certainly want to lift up our praise to the Lord...We certainly want to put our faith in the promises of God...But we want to stop the cycle from repeating itself right there...

Bible says
They believed His promises...they sang His praise...but they soon forgot!!!

Let’s put our faith in the promises of God...Let’s lift up our voices and sing His praises...
But, let’s not forget what God has done!! 

Amen!! Hallelujah!!

By Carolyn Thomas

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