Monday, September 30, 2013

God Turns Barriers Into Paths - Exodus 14:21

Exodus 14:21 -- "Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land."

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The Israelites have just witnessed ten horrible plagues brought onto Egypt by God who would deliver His people from bondage. They have run away following Moses only to be cornered between the Red Sea and the Egyptian army chasing them. They felt trapped and sure of their demise. However, God had another plan.

God told Moses to raise his hand over the sea and He would make a way for His people. Moses often gets credit for parting the Red Sea, but it was God who made it possible. Where the people saw a barrier, God saw a path. When we put ourselves in God's hands, we allow Him turn our barriers into paths. The walls holding us in our bondage now become the gateway to escape.

What is your Red Sea? What barrier do you feel like you cannot break through that holds you, feeling tapped and hopelessly in bondage? From God's perspective, that barrier is not permanent. That wall is not as strong as you think it is. God is above everything in this world and He will make a way for you - He can turn your barrier into your path to freedom.

Dear Lord,
I pray that you turn my barrier into my path. There are so many ways to get caught up in bondage and to feel trapped and hopeless. But with You Lord, there is always hope and You always make a way. Help me today to begin to see that wall not as the permanent fixture I usually do, but as a hurtle to overcome on my way to freedom and peace. Amen.

I shared a wall that I faced not to long ago. I am reminded of that moment when reading this scripture. Read about it HERE and how the Lord helped be begin to make that barrier into a path.

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