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In Which God Shows Steven Spielberg How It’s Done

 
 
 
Speaking of the Academy Awards. . .
My morning reading took me to Exodus 14 where God is setting things up for the big dramatic action scene.
Exodus reads like a movie script, complete  with dialogue and action sequences.
God’s giving direction to His lead actor, Moses.

The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me?
Tell the people of Israel to go forward.
Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.
And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen.
And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten glory over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”
Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them,
Exodus 14:15-19

Places people.
Action.

OK, that’s how it all seemed—in my head.

If it was ever made into a movie, oh yeah, it was, well the focus would be on the dramatic action and the special effects.

Paying attention to those things, we’ll miss the TAKE HOME MESSAGE:  Once God speaks to us He wants us to go forward.

“Why do you cry to me?”
Go forward.
ACTION.

Once He’s told us His plan He doesn’t want us on our faces—He wants us on our feet!

But we hesitate.
We want a little more info.
Clarification.
First steps.

Spielberg learned the secret of how to ‘go forward‘.
He uses Indiana Jones to demonstrate.

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We spend our years as a tale that is told.
That’s Psalm 90.

God is the writer and director of our lives.
Let’s not waste time and squander His genius.

The Sea will part, the stones will appear.
It’s called walking by faith.

GO FORWARD, by faith.
GO FORWARD, by faith.

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4 comments

  1. GodGirl says:

    I needed this Kelly!
    Am at a juncture in my life, with both my kids now in school… really searching for what God wants me to do with the extra time I have.
    I can relate to these words:

    “But we hesitate.
    We want a little more info.
    Clarification.
    First steps.”

    It’s really hard to step out in faith… But I must. Trying really hard to listen to Him and His will 🙂 I know He’ll come through and show me the way 🙂
    God bless – glad I found your blog 🙂

    • Kelly Grace says:

      I read this thought today from Andrew Murray’s The holiest of All: “Yes, let faith be the one habit of our soul—a faith that honors our King-Priest on the throne in expecting from Him what is impossible to man, what is possible only to God, to keep our hearts all the day within the veil before the face of God.”
      God will perfect that which concerns you:) Psalm 138:8

  2. Melissa D. says:

    I always find life so interesting! I laughed when I read GodGirl’s comment. I have the opposite issue: I’ve been called to homeschool my two boys. I have no extra time 🙂 I need to stop wasting the time God has given me. His mind is what I need to be seeking for what He has called me to do! Timely read for me as well.

    As always, Kelly, love your heart and insight!

    • Kelly Grace says:

      Well, wasting time, now we’re in dangerous territory. It’s possible to get everything on MY list done and still have wasted the time—if God intended I do something else with it. I’m gonna freak you out and tell you that later in life you’ll find it was easier to know God’s will when your days were full of kid duty. I’m just saying’ that’s my personal experience.

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