How many times does God have to tell me something in order for me to “get it?” This morning God made it clear what I needed to write about.
I went into my quiet place and read Exodus 14:
“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.”
It struck me that Moses, fully relying on God, was telling the Israelites to settle down, be calm, God will bring you what you need. Then God lets Moses know, “get moving!”
Then, as I was looking through my email, I read a daily insight from Saddleback Church. The main point? Satan doesn’t mind bible study never applied. The main verse for reference was this:
“Receiving, reading, researching, remembering, and reflecting on the Word of God are all useless if we fail to put them into practice. We must become doers of the word.” James 1:22 KJV
So, I’ve been awake for an hour and God has spoken to me twice about action. Next I meet a member of my small group for breakfast. We discussed how to create deeper relationships in our small group. Since we have been together for a few years we should be more caring and connected with each other. The time to act is now! Next meeting we will ask for a deeper commitment to move forward with caring and loving relationships and serving each other.
Wow. I hadn’t made it to the office yet and God had hammered a point into my mind three separate times. Take what I know and act upon it. I heard him say, “Do what I have trained you to do, David. Move forward!”
How often does church fail to act on what we know to do? The excuses are many for not moving forward. “Conditions are not right…,” the economy…”, “we are uncertain about the future… .’ Enough!
There is a time for praying, a time for planning and a time for action. When God tells us to move, it is time to take action!