Friday, May 22, 2009

This Weeks' WORD

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, "If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt." So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea.
Exodus 13:17-18


Does the same thing stand out to you in this passage that stood out to me?

God did not lead them on the road...that was shorter.

God knew that road held the potential for danger, and could keep His people from fulfilling the plan He had for them. So He led them on a different road.

Oh, friend. What road are you traveling today? Does it feel too long? Are you tired of walking? Do you wish God would show you the short-cut?
He knows what He's doing. Keep following where He leads!

I pray the peace of Christ will cover you this weekend. And I'll see you back here Monday!

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5 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Oh yes. I have contemplated this many times! The journey of the Israelites has so many parallels for our own journey with God! Good stuff! Have a great day..

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Yes it seems like a longer road and I know that there is a shorter route, but I also know that "if it comes to quick, I may not appreciate it...I may not recognize it. Is that the reason behind all this time in the sand?" Sara Groves

smooches,
Larie

Jessica said...

And yet they still seemed to want to go back to Egypt. Interesting.
Great word Karen. Thank you!

Heather said...

I love reading your blog. The Lord has blessed you in so many ways and He is working through you to bless and encourage others! Your last 3 posts are so true. I feel like I am wondering in the desert and I want that short-cut, I'm so tired of walking. Thank you for reminding that God knows what He's doing and He knows what's best for me!

kreed said...

Thanks for the reminder that sometimes the long way around really is the best...