Exodus Chapter 14…My Comforter…

“God will make a way

when there seems to be no way

He works in ways we cannot see

He will make a way for me….”

Don Moen

Hii. I have done quite a number of posts on the “awesome power of God.” But I don’t know why I keep having the urge to dwell on an event recorded in Exodus 14, which I have been refering to as “My Comforter.” I call the chapter My Comforter because that is exactly what it does each time I read or reflected on it – it comforts and strengtens me.

I have a feeling that there is someone out there who really needs to be comforted. So I said I won’t sleep until this post hits my blog….

Exodus chapter 14 is a story of “hopelessness turned into testimony.” To me, I am yet to find another hopeless situation that is worse than what we have in that chapter.

Imagine the scene. A mighty red sea in front and thousands of war-ready Egyptians behind, with the unarmed Isrealites in the middle. I guess the Isrealites would have started preparing for their death or capture. “And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.” (Verse 10)

In the midst of this obviously hopeless situation, it really sounded stupid when Moses “said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”(Verse 13)

I don’t know what I would have said or done in that situation. I would have been really provoked if I had heard the Lord say “unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward” (verse 15). Go forward? To where? Into the sea !!!?

But, on God’s instruction, “…Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.”(Verse 21-22). Woww !!!

And so, in an obviously hopeless situation, “….the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.”(Verse 30-31)

So, my friend, draw your conclusions….from “My Comforter”……

God bless you 🙂

“God will make a way

when there seems to be no way

He works in ways we cannot see

He will make a way for me….”

Don Moen

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One-Of-A-Kind Award….A Bouquet Of Awards !!!

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One of the best things that blogging has brought to me, is meeting great and very intelligent individuals spread across the world. It is a great privilege therefore, for me to be nominated with a “bouquet” of FOUR AWARDS, by one of such great minds, named Tanumoy. I chose to call him the guy with the ‘Gift of Words”, because he is indeed gifted with words. A visit to his blog will prove that this is not an exaggeration. Thanks a lot to my friend for this uncommon nomination. However, please forgive me for not picking the Dragon’s Loyalty award. I have a strong phobia for dragons 🙂 God bless you real good.

I cannot forget where my abilities come from. Blessed be the name of the Lord for His grace and favour over me, without which I would have been like a beautiful flower in a garden that was never noticed. Thanks also to all friends of my blog for all your contribution to making my blog what it is today. God bless you all.

QUESTIONS:

The following questions need to be answered to oblige the rules for these awards :

Q:  What is the meaning of life?

A:  Life is a symbol of God’s existence

Q:  Happiness is all about?

A:  Happiness is all about having peace within and around you

Q:  Why do you start a blog?

A:  Firstly to make money…then it metamorphosed into touching lives positively

Q:  What is more important in your life: relationships or fame?

A:  Relationships can help me sustain my fame. I go with relationships

Three awards in one - ninth

Three awards in one – ninth

Q:  One thing which you like the most about blogging?

A:  Meeting very intelligent and creative people across the world

Q:  What’s the best decision you ever made?

A:  To stick to God no matter what. If He turns His back on me, I am doomed !!!

Q:  Do you believe that unconditional love really exists in any kind of relationship?

A: It does. My wife married me when I was not able to afford to take care of her the way I am doing now.

Q:  Do you believe in Karma? If yes, then what are bad and good karma according to you?

A:  I belief in Karma. Both are related to the principles of sowing and reaping.

Q:  Do you believe in rebirth or afterlife? If yes, then why?

A:  I do not have sufficient facts to back up my stand

Q:  What is the best moment of your life?

A:  The best moment of my life is being with my family. I am missing them now as I am busy doing this acceptance post 🙂

Three awards in one - ninth

Three awards in one – ninth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My nominees 

1. http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.com/

2. http://talkativeangel.wordpress.com/

3. http://joseyphina.wordpress.com/

4. http://tiarisingoutoftheashes.wordpress.com/

5. http://kerrichronicles.com/

6. http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/

7. http://prayerunlimited.wordpress.com/

8. http://honeydidyouseethat.wordpress.com/

9. http://faith1stministries.com/

10. http://lisaelskerarvid.wordpress.com/

Congratulations great minds. My blog looks forward to hosting you again and again 🙂

THE RULES:

1  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you. (✓)
2  Acknowledge and link the blogger on your blog. (✓)
3  Nominate 1o blogs for the award.  (✓)
4  Copy and paste the award logos on your blog.  (✓)
5  Answer all the questions that follow below.  (✓)

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It’s Really Very Inspiring To Win A ”VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD”

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Acceptance :

It’s one thing for you to have the urge to do a post. It’s another task to find a catchy topic for it. When you sail through these two hurdles, the next  hurdle is putting the right words and images together to, not only drive home your intended message, but to also stimulate a an expected feeling in the mind of the reader. So, you can imagine how I felt when a very good friend of my blog and multi-interest blogger, Kerri, scored me 3 out of 3 by nominating me for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD. Thanks a lot my friend for the roles in making my blog an inspiring one. Check out my friend’s beautiful and inviting blog @ http://kerrichronicles.com/ 🙂

MY NOMINATIONS

My nominations for the this award are as follows:

1. http://tiarisingoutoftheashes.wordpress.com

2. http://honeydidyouseethat.wordpress.com/

3. http://barbarastanley.net/

4. http://obiamaka.wordpress.com/

5. http://testimoniesofhisgoodness.wordpress.com/

6. http://talkativeangel.wordpress.com/

7. http://spiritministries.wordpress.com/

8. http://thenomadicsoliloquist.wordpress.com/

9. http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/

10. http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com/

11. http://joseyphina.wordpress.com/

12. http://lessonsbyheart.wordpress.com/

13. http://writtenfrommyheart.com/

14. http://landoffun.wordpress.com/about/

15. http://lisaelskerarvid.wordpress.com/

Congratulations my friends and thanks a lot for making my my making me a VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER. God bless you all real good 🙂

The award rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
4. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

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He Listens…He hears…Any time, Any Where And Any How…

I was just pondering over the one-of-a kind nature of God, and I decided to share it with you….

Have you ever experienced a situation whereby you wanted to tell someone something and what you hear was : “can’t you see I am talking to someone!”

What about asking for a favour on phone and what you hear is :”speak louder. I can’t hear you” or you hear: “I can’t hear you. The line is breaking.” The worst of all is trying to make a call during an emergency and a bad network connection makes it impossible.

Still, have you spoken to your boss, parents or someone older than you, while sitting down and they yell at you: “don’t you have respect?!”

What about a very funny sight in a football match where you see the two sides bow their heads and pray….to the same God !

Another interesting one is imagining the thousands of languages across the world – all of which are used to pray to God. What about the billions of locations from where all of these prayers takes place.

The most touching of all, is the prayers of sinners – sinners like me.

In all of these situations, God hears and listens. How He responds is not the issue here; but the fact that God hears and listens to everything we say….anytime, anyhow or anywhere.

So, talk to God always…whenever, however and where ever you want to. He is not man…and would never be !!!

Have a blissful day 🙂

NB: All of my personal posts about God are based on my personal experiences. They are not fiction or make-belief stories (except where I say they are). I share them with you with 100% confidence, believing that God will prove Himself to you 🙂