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Trust God to Deliver in His Own Unique Way!

      The
Eighth Red Sea Rule (Robert J. Morgan) gives a new most awe-filled
understanding of our Lord God. The Old Testament becomes more than words and
stories. It is alive and filled with Hope growing into Faith and stretches us
to Trust our awesome loving God!
        
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as
the heavens are higher than the earth,
 so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your
thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9.
        
Trusting God on all counts brings an understanding that heaps peace and
strength each moment into our lives.  We find division, quarreling and
lying all around us.
         
Have you ever considered the unique
creation and wonder of a tiny baby born in the image of God and made by God?
Have you ever wondered how God put the earth into orbit around the Sun? Have
you contemplated the shifting seasons?  Then there are the night lights in
the sky. Each twinkle of a star is like a dimple in God’s smile.
        
Have you ever wondered about love and where it comes from? God is Love, and His
thoughts are love-centered, contrasting with our ‘me’-centered thoughts. It is
when we truly love others, we understand the awe-struck wonder of 
God’s Great Love.
        
This is the God who held the lions’ mouths shut for Daniel. This God took Enoch
into the Heavens so he would not taste death. This God aimed the tiny stone
David used to kill the giant Goliath. This God provided an escape for Noah and
his family from the great flood. This God promised Abraham and his many
descendants and a new home.  Abraham believed and left his home with all
his household to travel to the new home. This God provided safety for Moses
when he was born. Through God, Moses parted the Red Sea giving the Children of
Israel safety from the Egyptian soldiers.
 
Then Moses stretched out his hand
over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east
wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters
were divided.  And the people of Israel
went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to
them on their right hand and on their left. 
Exodus 14:21-22.
Is Faith important? In Hebrews 11, we
find these Old Testament stories and more, each beginning, By Faith. How
do we find this faith?  Faith begins as hope, no one can see. Then the
proof faith is reality becomes true and can be trusted. It is the capacity of
believing we begin the walk of faith, leading to trusting our unique God.
This outpouring of love from God begins
in the first chapter of the Old Testament. In the beginning, God created the
heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1.
        Our
God began with nothing—The earth was without form and void, and darkness was
over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of
the waters.
Genesis 1:2.
Even then God had each of us in mind.
Even then He loves us and ready to provide for us. He has made
everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart,
yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning
to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11.
For
You formed my inward parts;
You knitted
me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise You, for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are Your
works;
my soul knows it very well. Psalm
139:13-14.
Our God is not for the moment but
forever and a day. And then, because of His Great Love, God sent Jesus, who
became the sacrifice for our sins. Because Jesus rose again from the grave
after three days, we too shall be transported to our Lord after our breath ends
on earth.
Jesus healed the lame and blind. 
He stilled the stormy waters. He fed five thousand with three loaves and two
fishes. Jesus walked on the water. He raised Lazarus for the glory of God
and the Son of God may be glorified
. John 11:4.
          Now there
are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be
written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that
would be written
.
John 21:25.
Can you see the incredulous look in the
eyes of the Israelites when the sea waters parted in an unusual fashion
by God to make a way? How often we become discouraged and wonder if there is
any hope.  When we realize in our Lord Jesus Christ there is hope and
trust.  We raise our voices and sing:
Bodies are still being raised
Giants are still being slayed  
We believe, ‘Cause, yes, we can see that
Wonders are still what You do!

(This Is A
Move
by Lake, Moore, Leonard, Brown)

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