"Then Moses stretched out is hand over the sea, and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night and made the sea dry land; and the waters were divided."
Take a moment to think of the last time you were at your wits end.
Did you take note and rejoice that God pulled you through?
Better yet, did you take inventory and keep rejoicing in remembrance?
Throughout the Bible there are stories that depict the men and woman God used in mighty ways. They always had the mentality of celebrating what God had done. They did not take his blessings for granted, but they openly showed appreciation for little things as well as big ones. Better yet, it was accepted by their peers as a wholesome time to rejoice.
When the Israelites were being led out of the Egypt by God working through Moses, they were at their wit's end. The Red Sea was in front of them and the Egyptian army was at the rear. They had no place to go, completely trapped by fate. God had promised their deliverance, and what He did was amazing indeed. He actually parted the Red Sea, and the Israelites walked across on dry ground, but as the Egyptian army followed, the sea closed up over them and they drowned.
When the Israelites reached the other side, the first thing they did was start to celebrate. They sang a song that came straight from their hearts, recorded in 19 verses in the Bible, Exodus 15:1-19). After the song, two woman took out a type of tambourine, and all the women followed them with their tambourines, and they danced and sang some more. The entire song talked of what God had done, how great He was, how he had redeemed them, and dealt with their enemies. We would probably experience more victory in life if we would take time to celebrate the ones we have already had. Here is that principal we find throughout the Bible, "be grateful for what we have instead of taking inventory of what we have yet to achieve."
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to celebrate more often all those hard times you delivered.
Help me to realize that you are always there to lift me up on those darkest days.
Teach me to remember these days daily and to celebrate them.
Remind me to celebrate this everyday, Lord.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.