Move Those Feet

Exodus 14:15Then the Lord said to Moses, Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. (NASB)

Our son, Charles, skidded through the relatives gathered over coffee at the family reunion. An older cousin, in hot pursuit, traced his footsteps through the crowd. We scattered for the second time. Mothers admonished. Fathers threatened. Smaller children took up the chase. Just barely audible above the din, we heard Charles mutter breathlessly, “Feet, don’t fail me now!”They didn’t! He escaped!

Oh, that our feet were always so dependable. When God calls us to move into a situation, or away from a conversation, if our feet stay fastened to the ground, it‘s not because they failed us. No. We failed them by not picking them up and moving them.

Who might have come to know Jesus if we’d walked forward? What reputation would be intact if we’d walked away? How would our life be different? What mark might we have left for Jesus? God will not do for us what we can do for ourselves.

Prayer: Lord, when we pray for courage to do great things, give us enough sense to move our feet in the right direction.  In Jesus ’name.  Amen.

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