Topic: Confront Your Confrontations – TREM’s Daily Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo | Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018.
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:” Exodus 14:15.
Dearly beloved, I want you to know that you have been given all that it takes to succeed in life. The Bible tells us in 2 Peter 1:3 (KJV) “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” So this makes you know that no matter the situation or challenge you may be faced with, you have what it takes to succeed.
Our text tells us that the children of God were confronted with a situation, they needed to get to the other side, but the ocean was a major barrier, how were they going to get through, and they had no boats, no canoes, no technology to provide sophisticated equipment, what were they going to do?
To worsen it, turning back was not an option because the Egyptians were on their tails in hot pursuit. At that point, they started to lament and cry out, even regretting their decision to follow Moses, and Moses sought the face of God, and God gave a simple instruction: Go forward. You cannot afford to be intimidated by that challenge, no matter how big it seems, no matter how difficult it is, you serve the Almighty God, He can make and unmake, He is All-Powerful and All-knowing God.
Looking at the natural situation confronting them, the instruction to go forward made no sense, but Moses had walked long enough with God to know that He was dealing with the all-powerful God, whose word is yea and Amen. The rest is history, Moses obeyed and generations after generations are still reading the account of the entire nation crossing the red sea.
So, don’t allow any challenge intimidate you. No, don’t shrink back because of any challenge, get a word from Him and obey; and your victory is guaranteed. I declare that you will reign over situations and circumstances. I bless you today in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Further Reading: Exodus 14
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Chronicles 16-18; Evening- John 7:28-53