“...that I may gain Christ and be found in him...”—Philippians 3:8-9, NIV1984

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Great Power of the Lord

Moses marble bas-relief, one of 23 reliefs of great historical lawgivers in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in the United States Capitol. Sculpted by Jean de Marco in 1950. Diameter 28 inches.
My family is reading through the Bible each morning, albeit at a very slow pace, in the Easy-to-Read version. Recently we read Exodus 14 where God safely delivers a million Israelites through the Red Sea, despite the most powerful army in the world pursuing them in chariots. It concludes in verse 31:
The Israelites saw the great power of the Lord when he defeated the Egyptians. So the people feared and respected the Lord, and they began to trust the Lord and his servant Moses.
I was sure to emphasize to my children that it is God who goes to battle for us and gives us victory (spiritually speaking). He is supremely powerful.

I know I needed to read this much more than them! What battles are you facing that you simply need to trust God with and obey Him?