What is your Red Sea?
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Walking down a red sea road
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What is your Red Sea?
I heard a song recently that really caught my attention. It made me think about what I consider to be the red seas in front me…seas that keep me from attempting the seemingly impossible…seas that keep me from going down a path that God wants to lead me on.
When I consider what took place with the thousands receiving Christ as Savior in the Book of Acts I tend to think as to what difference I could make individually in my own community. I lean towards wanting to convince myself that something like that couldn’t happen in my community…in my life – that was only something that could happen during the Bible times.
We’re good about allowing our minds to convince us that we’re insignificant in comparison to the impressive giants, mountains, waves and seas that are in front of us. We read in Matthew 17:20 that if we were to have the faith the size of a mustard seed that we could accomplish the impressive and impossible. What if we viewed ourselves as the mustard seed? A seed that God can use to make a dent / an impact in the increasing of His kingdom (1 Corinthians 3:6). God might not be calling each of us to save thousands while here on this earth, but who’s to say that He can’t accomplish such a task? And who’s to say that even the saving of one “Ethiopian” soul isn’t impressive or important (Acts 8:26-40)? May each of us stop viewing ourselves as insignificant seeds, and begin viewing ourselves as something that’s impressive and all-important – someone that God can use to accomplish His will and to bring Himself glory.
Ask God to help you identify your red seas, and then ask how He’d have you to approach your red sea road each and every day? And remember, we’ll never walk alone when we journey down a red sea road.
Links to Songs:
John 7:37-39 (NLT) Jesus Promises Living Water 37 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” 39 (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)
- May we open up the flood gates and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work in and through us. Stand back and watch what He can do through something / someone seemingly insignificant.
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Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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