Exodus 14:15 The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.”
Another year draws to a close. As 2014 winds down, have you had more victories than in 2013? Have you seen/experienced growth in your personal walk with Jesus Christ over the past 12 months? Have you gained ground over your besetting sin (s)?
As I am sitting here thinking about this I wish I could respond with a rousing “YES” – but I am not so sure I can.
Have I prayed about those areas? Yes. Have I wrestled in those areas? Yes. But have I changed? No, not really.
Prayer is vital. Hear me… Prayer is vital. But there comes a time for action, a time for simple obedience.
If we are going to wait around praying until we feel like obeying, until obedience isn’t so difficult, 2015 will dawn and set and you and I will still be praying and crying out and missing the victory in those besetting areas in our lives.
Do you hear God saying to you, “Why do you continue to cry to Me? Go forward and you will find My deliverance.”
Let’s take our first step out in faith today, together.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 11 in all. She delights in reading and teaching, but mostly in laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.