A Place Called Forward: From Crisis to Courage (Audio Podcast and YouTube Video)

Sunday, May 16, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Exodus 14:15  And the LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. 16] But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

There comes a time in any challenging situation, crisis, or pandemic, when you must choose courage over fear, wisdom over feelings, and facts over fantasies.
Israel faced that moment at the Red Sea which blocked their physical advance. In this moment, God instructed Moses to tell the people to, "Go forward!"
This remains God's instruction for us today!

Israel was in a crisis on different levels:
1. There was the original crisis of being held in bondage
2. There was the crisis of having a bondage mindset, after being delivered
3. There was the crisis of being pursued by the Egyptian's from behind and facing the barrier of the Red Sea before them

The most significant difference between you, your lived experience, and a crisis is what you think about it. 

The most important thought to have in a crisis is the thought and feeling of being victorious in Christ and being willing to take action. It takes courage to not wait on others.

Reflection Questions:
1. Why did "go forward" not refer to a physical destination? What did it mean?
2. What forces try to hinder your progress?
3. What did you learn from Gideon?