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Life Lessons: July 17

17 Jul

Read Exodus 14:23-25.
The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt, Exodus 14:25b

O, victory in Jesus, my Savior,  forever!
He sought me and bought me with his redeeming blood.
He loved me ere I knew him
and all my love is due him.
He plunged me to victory,
beneath the cleansing flood.

During a particular difficult time in my life, I found myself “confiding in” a friend at the office. Now this would be OK, but the person I was talking to was not a Christian. As I spoke, I realized that I knew when this was all done, I would see God in my trial and I would see how he took care of me and walked me through. But, what would my friend be left with? Would she see God and know his love and care or would she just remember my pain, anger, anxiety and worry?

Pharaoh and his army knew who they were up against and they saw the power of God at work in the lives of the Israelites. The army obviously knew the situation the Israelites were in, since they were the cause of the problems, but they were able to see God at work.   When people see our trials, do they see God’s victory or Satan’s defeat? We do not need to hide our trials from the world. In fact people need to know that Christians do not have perfect lives, but our situation may be just what they need to see God at work. This may be the perfect opportunity to introduce them to Christ, so that next time they may go to him in their time of need.

Send a card or e-mail to a person in the military.

March in place and with conviction, sing:
I will not be afraid.
I will not be afraid.
The Lord is with me and he will guide me
and I’m not afraid.

Write a rhyming poem about something you are afraid of and God’s victory over this issue.

Eat outside tonight and enjoy the outdoors.

Find 10 minutes to be still. Do nothing during this time. This is God’s time to renew you in mind, body and spirit.

Get online and look up a historical battle and identify what good came out of the struggle. If you are not able to do this, look up a battle in the Old Testament and determine what good came out of that.

Find someone you can pray with today. Spend a few minute praying face to face for a something or someone who is close to both of you.

Pop some popcorn. Enjoy it without butter and salt.

World Prayer
Pray for our service men and women.

As you fall asleep, thank God for his provision of a bed and no gunfire overhead.

From morning until night, God wants us to worship and commune with Him. Start your day in His Word and then weave throughout the day these elements of devotion, worship, contemplation and service to others.

From “Victory In Jesus” © 1939 Mrs. E.M. Bartlett. Renewed 1967 Albert E. Brumley And Sons (Admin. by Integrated Copyright Group, Inc.) Eugene M. Bartlett. CCLI#283314 &  From “I Will Not Be Afraid” G.E.M. Govan. CFO Sings

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