THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
"Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea." Ex 15:4 NKJV
For four hundred years Pharaoh had enslaved Israel. Then just when they thought they'd escaped him, he showed up again at the Red Sea. And that's when God intervened, causing them to sing, "Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea." And God wants to do the same for you. Regardless of what has happened, He can bring you through it and give you a new song. Will it happen quickly or easily? No, we get through it in different ways, and at different rates. How did the Israelites get through the Red Sea? One step at a time! But when they got to the other side that body of water became the dividing line between their past and their future. But to get beyond your past you must forgive, and keep on forgiving until the past loses its hold over you. You must rise up and declare by faith that the power those old issues had over you is broken. Jesus promised that when His word on the issue becomes your word on it, your circumstances will begin to change (See Mk 11:23-26). So make God's Word-the final word! But look out, old memories will try to negotiate another deal to see if you're serious about moving on. Paul writes: "Reckon yourselves to be dead" (Ro 6:11 NKJV). Now, death alone doesn't bring closure; you need burial. So establish a time, a place, and an epitaph that reads, "The past ends right here!" Tell Pharaoh, "Your hosts and your ghosts can't hurt me anymore," and move on!
Published on Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 6:13 AM CDT