Moses answered the people, “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.”
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.”
You probably remember the story. Moses and the Israelites are up against it. Pharaoh and his army are closing in and the Red Sea is blocking their escape—they’re trapped. Moses does what any good spiritual leader would do. He encourages the people to stand firm and wait for God to deliver them, but then the Lord actually speaks. Instead of commending his appointed leader, he rebukes him. He tells him to stop talking and start moving. God had already promised his deliverance, now is the time act on it. As they moved on in faith, God came through in a huge way.
…Although it wasn’t easy to take that step, their act of faith and obedience was the key to allow the power of God to work through them to make a difference where they were. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:8). He invites us to know him, to explore his character and study his ways, but the only way we can experience his power is if we act on what we learn. The word that God spoke directly to Moses and through Sarah and Abby is for us. It’s time to get moving.
So where are you today? Are you standing at a moment of decision? Are you waiting for the perfect circumstances to make your move? I believe God is telling us individually and corporately to move on. Act on what you know you of God. Put your belief into practice. That’s how we’ll see the miraculous in our lives and on our campus.
Chi Alpha Newsletter; Monday, March 21, 2011