“The Lord will make a way for you where no foot has gone before. That which, like a sea, threatens to drown you will be a highway for your escape.” Charles Spurgeon
This encouraging quote opens the Preface for a powerful, little book entitled The Red Sea Rules. One of the first things I love about this work becomes apparent before the cover is even opened: Robert Morgan’s picture does not appear anywhere. He wrote the words but didn’t feel the need to call attention to himself in any way. Love that. All glory to God!
This is a new book for me and thanks to a sweet sister who dropped it off yesterday, I began devouring it last night. Although I’m only one chapter in, I couldn’t wait to recommend it to you. Hopefully future posts will contain more nuggets as I glean from Mr. Morgan.
Basically the Lord walked this sojourner through Exodus chapter 14 and the Spirit pointed out 10 lessons that we can learn from as we observe the Israelites’ trek to and through the Red Sea. Lesson one calls us to realize that “God means for you to be where you are.”
Exodus 14:1-2, “Now the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon’.” In other words, the God who rescued them from Pharaoh’s land proceeded then to lead them to camp directly in harm’s way. Surrounded on all sides, the Red Sea before them, the mountains surrounding them and the enemy pursuing them, they found themselves in a frightening and confusing situation, one that they were powerless alone to do anything about.
We’ve said from the beginning and continue to believe that this horrific journey we’re on was not orchestrated by the hand of God but was in fact a direct attack from the evil one. We know who comes to give life and life abundantly and who, on the other hand, comes to steal, kill and destroy. So, is there some mistake? Has God failed to protect or to keep His promises to me and to my family?
The first of the 10 Red Sea Rules challenges us to, “Frequently remind ourselves that the Lord has either put us in this difficult place or has allowed us to be there for reasons perhaps only He knows.” Oh those reasons that only He knows! How we wish He’d share just a little of the “why.” But that’s faith isn’t it? To trust that He not only knows but that He has good reasons . . . GOOD reasons.
What impossible situation are you facing this Christmas season? Would you join me on this journey of faith and frequently (important word;so necessary) remind yourself that God has good reasons for directing or allowing everything that enters our lives.
Update: The last two days have brought some relieve from tough pain. Praying for breakthrough healing in the tail bone and down the left leg specifically. Thanking God for His healing inside and out!
JOY to the world. The LORD has come and made a way where there was no way. Merry Christmas! Love, the Sauders