Thursday, February 6, 2020

February 6

My daughter and I decided to visit Weedon Island Preserve, which is a mangrove covered area with many trails and boardwalks that lead you on an adventure throughout the island. During our walk we came across armadillos foraging for food, and were witnesses to the mating ritual of Gopher Tortoises; we felt like we had walked onto a scene in National Geographic!

Imagine venturing out into the wilderness as the Israelites did when they left Egypt; their paths weren’t beautifully carved out like that of the preserve we walked through. They eventually ran out of water, and began to grumble, and wish they had never left Egypt, even though they were slaves there. Many people, after deciding to follow Jesus, will turn and go back to the life they once knew, because the path seems easier to follow. Being a slave to sin is not easy; the enemy will tell you that lie just to hold you captive. Once you realize that with Jesus you are free, and unencumbered, you will never want to go back to Egypt again. Allowing Jesus to be in control will enable you to live your best life, and he will provide for your every need just as he did for the Israelites.

Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. Exodus 17:6

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