• Muyiwa Mepaiyeda

Make Room

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

THE PAST YEAR has taught us how to live. Now, we understand that there's an implication to all that we do.


In-person events have become virtual, and we now wear masks in public spaces.


The things we took for granted have become a big deal, and we are compelled to live in a certain way.


Likewise, there is only one way to live—in hate or love, in fear or faith.

The Woman with the issue of blood had faith in Jesus. And when she touched the hem of his garment, she was made whole. (Luke 8:43-48)

Enoch had such a close relationship with God that one day, he just vanished. God took him. (Genesis 5:24)

Both made room for God.

 

Faith is only as good as the subject that it's placed in

 

The Narrative


AFTER GOD had taken Israel's children out of Egypt, he told them to camp between Migdol and the Red sea.


He knew that Pharaoh would come after them, so he hardened Pharaoh's heart.


The Egyptians pursued after the children of Israel. When they saw them, they were afraid.


They complained to Moses.


'Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt?'


"Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: 'Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness." (Exodus 14:11-12)


They feared for their lives and the lives of their children. They knew how cruel their former masters were.

 

ONE THING that motivates us when we face adversity is the intensity of the need. And when anxiety sets in, it narrows your focus and takes away the grandiose of life.

When Sarah couldn't conceive, all she saw was her inability to conceive. Every other thing in her life found no place—and she made a proposition to Abram to sleep with her maid. (Genesis 16:2)


Sarah stepped outside the plan of God.


Whenever you walk outside the Will of God, you walk in disobedience. Sometimes, you expose people around you to consequences that can adversely impact their lives.


When Achan took the accursed things, he and his family lost their lives. (Joshua 7)

 

MANY OF US cannot take a risk for God because we do not take his word for it. We forget that faith is betting on God.

When the children of Israel murmured against Moses, they doubted Him.

They were scared to face the Red sea, and they had to be brave to advance. To return will be cowardly, and refusing the Will of God will be rejecting their destiny.


God saved them from Egypt not because they were his favourites. God chose them in Abraham.

 

THE PANDEMIC may have exaggerated your fear, but you must realize that faith in God is what will keep you turning the pages of life.

You may not be moving, but God is moving.


It is our work to cast care, and it is God's work to take care – Thomas Watson.

Cast all your anxieties on Him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

 

MOSES UNDERSTOOD that faith is only as good as the subject that it's placed in.


And he said to them, "Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." (Exodus 14:13-14)


God parted the Red Sea and drowned their enemies in it.

BRINGING IT TOGETHER


MOSES made room for God walking by faith.


There's no doubt that we live in a fearful age, and danger comes suddenly. But we must live with courage.


Faith is a call to give up all in surrender. It's like a call to a Christian who learnt that his house was burnt and replied, "It was never mine in the first place."


Faith makes the word of God tangible and brings it alive.


Make room for God and believe what he says about you.

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