What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Stand Still And See What God Has Planned



Exodus 14:13 "And Moses said to the people, 'Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today.'".... and in verse 14, "The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."

This morning I was reading in my devotions the above verses, and was struck by the powerful message it contained for our present circumstances. Actually, it never ceases to amaze me how God directs my reading to exactly whatever message He has prepared to encourage me for that particular moment.  But that is just how God works...I could read the same passage everyday and it would be fresh and new and pertinent, because that is how God ministers to our hearts. 

Right now all of Christendom is waiting...waiting for Easter sunrise
...waiting for the angel to proclaim the astounding message, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!" (Luke 24:5-6)  On this, the day after the crucifixion, Jesus' disciples were hiding and afraid. They did not understand what was happening, even though Christ had tried over and over again to tell them what was going to take place, but their hearts were broken, their eyes were still blinded by doubt and confusion, and they just couldn't see how anything good could come out of His death.  They did not realize that God had a plan!  And oh, what a plan it was! 

In the book of Exodus, God had a marvelous plan to help the children of Israel escape the cruel Egyptians.  The passage above is talking about when God parted the Red Sea and the Israelites crossed over on dry land.  Then, as the Egyptians were pursuing them, the sea closed in on top of them and they were all destroyed, and the children of Israel were safe on the other side...and free from their hundreds of years of slavery.
Exodus 14:30 says, "So the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians.." 
Fast forward about 1450 years, and to the book of Matthew 1:21, which is talking about the birth of Christ,
"and she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.".... God's plan for the salvation not only of the children of Israel, but all of humanity...for all who would believe.

What about our situation today?  God has a plan...yes, for our eternal salvation, and also for our lives here on earth...there is nothing that happens in our lives without a purpose and a plan.  We may not always understand at the moment...


we may not even like what we have to go through and may feel that it isn't fair...but if we can just wait until Easter morning...if we can just trust God enough to walk dry shod across the Red Sea...if we can stand still and watch...we will see the salvation of the Lord...we will sing with Moses and the children of Israel:

"I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!  The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him..."
Exodus 15:1-2

Okay, Lord,...I will trust You and wait for You...I know You have a plan...




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    1. Thank you Sandi. May your Easter be filled with blessing and hope.

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  2. Pam, waiting on the Lord isn't the easiest to do, especially when the season is a long one. Yet, I'm learning that God has me in His grasp and knows exactly what is going on and is working out His plan. Good things come out of waiting: the Resurrection, Pentecost, and more.

    Blessings! Happy Easter!

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    1. Don't I know it. Yes, He always knows what HE is doing...and in HIS time He will let us in on the plan. In the meantime we have to learn to trust and be patient and know that God will do exactly what He has promised...so "Stand Still and See what GOD has planned!". Blessed Easter tidings to you.

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you are here with us. Thanking God for you today.

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