Friday, October 31, 2014


Meditate with Power!



God’s Protection!



Exodus 14:28  Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. 


Meditate with Power!  An amazing act of God to assure His children that He is always aware of our situation in life and how God can use anything to protect His children. Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. 29 But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Exodus 14:28-29

God’s single act of intervention serves as a visible reminder that God is able to protect His children.  So the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 Thus Israel saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses. Exodus 14:30-31 God’s Word is very clear that God will protect His children. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

God’s Word promises us His personal attention and protectionNo temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. I Corithians 10:13

God’s Word is His promise to us of His constant knowledge of our life and of His promises and protection.  Now to Him who is able to keep you[f] from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen. Jude 24-25 Take God at His Word and watch how God will protect you today!

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Yes God Can!



Exodus 14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.



Meditate with Power!  When you slowly and carefully read this verse you begin to see how God uses natural forces to effect His will in His timing.  Perhaps it would have been more dramatic if God had all at once parted the Red Sea in seconds but yet God did it by a strong east wind that blew all night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. Exodus 14:21

The subtlety of this verse should be meditated and reflected on often as we experience challenges in life. It has in many ways become a lifetime verse for me as I am now seeing that all of the seemingly coincidences in life are used by God to move us and to deliver us according to His will and timing. So now back to our story!  God continued to fight for His children. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.” 27 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Exodus 14:26-27

The defeat of the most powerful army in the world is almost complete as God continues to deliver His people. Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. 29 But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Exodus 14:28-29 So as you read this put yourself in this situation and see how God will deliver you as you trust in His power and in His strength to deliver you. Yes, God can! Now stand still and see the salvation of the Lord in your life, as you trust in Him!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Let God Work!



Exodus 14:14  For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.



Meditate with Power!  Is it possible that God will really work on our behalf if we trust in Him to move away the opposition and obstacles in our lives.  The best place to see if this is true is to read God’s Word and to apply these truths to our lives.  Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. Exodus 14:21 Note carefully that the Word doesn’t say that it happened at once, as seen in the movie The Ten Commandments with Charleton Heston but that God sent a strong east wind that blew all night.

It means that God used natural sources over a period of time to part the Red Sea. It took the faith of Moses to obey, time and God’s natural forces, backed by God’s supernatural power.  So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.23 And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. Exodus 14:22-23

Then to add insult to injury the mightiest army in the world is now dismantled by God, without Moses or the people lifting a single finger!   Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the Lord looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. 25 And He took off[a] their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.” Exodus 14:24-25 Our lesson for today is simple. Believe that God can and will defend you, protect you and move the opposition out of the way, according to His will and purpose for your life!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Stand Still & Watch God Work!


Exodus 14:13  And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.


Meditate with Power!  The best thing to do in times of uncertainty, fear, worry or concern is to go to God’s Word and to read these studies of faith, courage and the power of waiting on God. The nation of Israel is hopelessly trapped in the desert by the mighty Egyptian army with no escape. God promised to deliver the nation after over 400 years of bondage from Egypt. What will God do?  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. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:13-14

God made a promise to deliver them and the first time they are trapped they are afraid. What to do?   And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. 16 But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. 17 And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. 18 Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.” Exodus 14:15-18

Before the greatest deliverance by God in the history of time, God provided protection. And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. 20 So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night. Exodus 14:19-20

So worry not, fear not, God’s hand is on your life and as we will soon see, God will protect you and deliver you as His Word promises! Stand still, pray, wait and see the salvation of the Lord in your life, as you give God the glory while you wait!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Meditate with Power!



God Answers Prayer!


Philippians 4:6  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.


Meditate with Power!  God answers prayer, period. It may not be in our timing or the way we requested but God answers prayer. The greatest power in the universe is a broken heart and contrite spirit in prayer before God. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart. These, O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:16-17

We only need to do a casual reading of God’s Word anywhere to find the power of prayer. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your trespasses[a] to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:15-16

Just be sure to let every request, concern and care go to the Lord in prayer and watch what God will do!  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7  God answers prayer, period. Trust Him to do what only God can do, answer your prayer!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Remember Joseph, Why Me God?



Genesis 50:20  But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good.



Meditate with Power!  How many times have you asked God these three simple words, “Why me God?” All of us in life have or will be at this very point in life when we just seem lost and the great sadness will almost seem to overwhelm us. This is the time to remember that God is working out His perfect will in your life and it is a good time to remember Joseph. Joseph, greatly loved by his father was sold into slavery into Egypt by his brothers and forgotten by all, except his father Jacob and His Father in heaven, God. When Jacob died, his brothers were afraid.  When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil which we did to him.” Genesis 50:15

Even though Joseph, as second to Pharoah in the land, gave his father and brothers land and shelter, they were afraid.  So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying,17 ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you.”’ Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him. Genesis 50:16-17

Joseph wept because they thought he would kill them in revenge. Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about asit is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:18-20 Joseph saw that it was the hand of God that allowed this difficult situation in his life in order to change Joseph and to place him where God wanted him. So today, let the sadness and tears come and then let them go and realize that God is working in your life. You may not see it now but God will reveal His will in due time. Remember Joseph!

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Forgiveness!



Luke 6:37  “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 



Meditate with Power!  When you read these words you think, wow, that is tough to do! Did Jesus really mean what He said? We are called to forgive and to let God avenge us in all things.  If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”  says the Lord. Romans 11:18-19 If that isn’t tough enough God says; Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Romans 11:20

When Peter asked Jesus how many times he should forgive his brother, here is what Jesus said. Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21-22  It is not a recommendation but a command. When we release someone by our forgiveness we allow the grace of God to reach out to the one who has hurt us to be redeemed back to God, perhaps by our single act of forgiveness.

Let God use you today as you forgive those that have deeply hurt you by the grace of God. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:12-13 Release those who have hurt you by showing forgiveness and let God’s grace forgive them as He has forgiven you. This is pleasing to God!