Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Locust Free

"And the Lord changed the wind to a very strong west wind which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea. Not a locust was left anywhere in Egypt." Exodus 10:19
As we look forward to the new year and change, I am reminded of the children of Israel who were about to prepare to leave Egypt. But before they could have effective change, something that would set a precedence for their future, and future generations. They believed their long awaited freedom was about to take place. But God did an extraordinary thing, he had to prepare both the Egyptians and the Israelites to receive His perfect plan.

If Pharoah would have said, "Okay Moses, take this group and leave" when first requested, the Israelites would most likely not have taken much with them. They would have gone in the direction of God's promise but without the spoils of the evil that they had suffered through for over 400 years.

Sending the plagues to the people of Egypt prepared both camps to understand that it is the Living God Jehovah that all things bow to; that creates and can stop crisis. The magicians of Egypt could duplicate the miracle, but they couldn'd reverse them. Only God!

Today, if you just can't seem to get over the hurdles, take some time and ask God if you're fully in His camp. Then ask for the help over the hurdles; send the locusts out of your life. Locusts bring a type of death because they eat up all the provision, which kills the spirit, robs you of your inheritance, and destroys the vision.

This is a time when we think in terms of new resolutions, may I strongly suggest that we make strong commitment unto the Lord, so that each step will be in the perfect will of the Father, for our success and His glory.

Remember everything starts with one word and one step, point yours in the direction of success.

A firey flame for His service,
Susan Storm Smith

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