Keep-It-Simple Devo (Wk4/WKND)

EXPERIENCE GOD IN SCRIPTURE

Exodus 14:10,13-16—As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw the Egyptians coming after them. Then the Israelites were terrified and cried out to the Lord for help . . . 13 But Moses said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and see the Lord’s salvation He will provide for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you must be quiet.” 15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to break camp. 16 As for you, lift up your staff, stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it so that the Israelites can go through . . . (HCSB)

CONSIDER

From a standpoint of human instinct, it’s easier to become emotionally and spiritually untethered during tough circumstances than it is to stand firm and trust God would never leave us standing alone. Today, how do you need to trust God with your heart more than your instincts might normally respond with calm?

What is an intentional act you can choose to do today to get ‘quiet’ enough (Exodus 14:14) to hear the sound of God fighting for you?

PRAY

Holy Spirit, I’m listening closely to the sounds of You fighting for me and for my life. I know the battle for me already took Your life on the Cross, but I am made even more confident knowing that You and Your angels are busy fighting for this very moment in my heart, too. I dedicate this day to You so I don’t lose my anchor. In fact, I promise to join You in fighting for others that are scared at the terrors they’re encountering in this world. Empower me to help part the seas on those fears so they can see You! In Jesus’ name I ask You, Amen.

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