TEXTS: EX. 14:1-15, GEN 26:1-6, 12-14
Brothers and sisters in Christ, every good and responsible father desires for his children is to go forward, so our heavenly father’s desire for us the children is to GO FORWARD. TO GO FORWARD simply means to make progress. The plan of the God that is more than enough for us is to make progress in everything we do. He is not comfortable when we are stagnant because He is a progressive God.
The story of how the Lord delivered the Israelites out of Egypt is not new to us. The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh and caused him and his men to follow after the Israelites. Why He did that is that He might be honored and for the Egyptians to know that He is Lord. So no matter the problems that followed you to this year, they shall be destroyed and God will be honored and the world will know that He is Lord in your life. As the Israelites looked back, they saw Pharaoh and his men behind them and they started crying and God told Moses to tell the people to Go Forward. No matter the RED SEA or the problem before you this year all God wants from us is to go forward spiritually, financially, martially, academically etc. etc.
Beloved, going through our Bible passages today, we saw Isaac that was confronted with famine and was planning to go to Egypt and God told Him to stay in the land and he obeyed. His obedience caused God to bless him and move him forward and the Philistines envied him. As you obey God this year, He will move you forward and the world will envy you.
PRAISE THE LORD.