Daily Thought – Turn your test to a testimony!!

Word:  So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15: 25, 26.

Thought: We go through many bitter situations in our lives, but when we look up on the Lord and keep up to His word, He will deliver us and turn the same situation to a sweet one. Even after seeing the hand of God work all through from Egypt, the Israelite people never looked up on the Lord nor followed His word, but rather in every time of trouble, they murmured on the other hand Moses looked up on the Lord and got the solution every single time. There are many such tests in our lives as well and many such bitter situations – what is our reaction to it? Our God is a healing God, though He allows the troubles in our lives, when we look up to Him and hear his voice and do what is correct in the sight of the Lord, He will look upon us and heal the situation – His hand is mighty and He will deliver us in accordance to His will. All we need to do is to hear His voice – sometimes it is very simple things to do like the tree which He requested Moses to cast into the waters or it might be to do or say sometimes or just keep quiet. Listen to His voice and do accordingly to it and we will find the situation being healed in our lives and we could change the test into a testimony.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to listen to your voice and do according to it in every way, that I will be able to see your might hand work in my life and I will be able to be a testimony for you. Amen.

Daily Thought – Moving from comfort zone to courage zone

Word: 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. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:13, 14.

Thought: Though the people of Israel slogged in Egypt, it happened to be their comfort zone and they did not what to come out of it and venture to something better. What is the Egyptians in your life today that we are a bondage too and don’t want to leave and come out of. Sometimes when we come out and even when we have the thought of coming out of it, our question is what is in store outside of this – It might the place, job, institution etc., but remember always to do in accordance to His will, since only He can save and take us through to the other side and sustain us. If we are aligned to the will of God, we just need to stand still and see the work of the Lord and do only what He wants us to do. The situations may not be favorable and you might feel that you should not have left your comfort zone, but then the Lord who hardened the heart of the Egyptians also controls all the worldly forces we are afraid of and he can change anything/anybody to make a way for us. We just need to hold our peace and allow the Lord to fight for us – The moving from the comfort zone to the courage zone with so much of uncertainties is always difficult, but we should place our trust in the Lord who has called us and stand still and see His hand deliver us.

Prayer: Dear Lord, even today I am struggling to come out of my comfort zone though you want me to move out. Help me to place the trust in you that I might stand still in peace and see your hand of deliverance. Amen.