Exodus 14:10–As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw them—Egyptians! Coming at them. They were totally afraid. They cried out in terror to God. (MSG)
Choosing a wall color throws us into a tizzy. Afraid of change, we decorate with coconut, dark chocolate, and deep sand, each some form of the familiar prison of beige. Listen to these comments from Lynette Jennings, author of the book,” Straight Talk on Decorating.”
“Okay, so you’re free. Now you have to think about what you really want your home to be. Decorating is fun when you take away the fear and the rules. How do you want to live? Freedom is scary. Real style means being sure of who you are, how you want to live and what you want for your loved ones.”
God refused to let the Israelites live in safe beige. Slavery was no longer their life option, nor is it ours. Like the Israelites we are already free, but we refuse change and tremble in the familiar beige of fear. What a blessing that God won’t let us live there. These words still apply today.
Exodus 14:15a–Then the Lord said to Moses, “Quit praying and get the people moving! Forward, march! (LB)
Prayer: Thanks, God, that you refuse to let us go back to our former slavery. Your Son, Jesus, died so that we might be free, therefore we shall be free indeed. Give us your grace to get a move on. Amen.