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“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground.” Exodus 14:15-16 We serve an Extraordinary God. He is limitless in power, all knowing and Creator. He does all things well, and does things that are a little outside of the box, spitting in dirt for instance to heal a man who was  blind. If our God is creative and thinks big thoughts,…

“One day some worthless foreigners among the Israelites became greedy for food, and even the Israelites themselves began moaning, “We don’t have any meat!  In Egypt we could eat all the fish we wanted, and there were cucumbers, melons, onions, and garlic.  But we’re starving out here, and the only food we have is this manna.” (Number 11:4-6, Contemporary English Version) I’ve read this story many times and it always speaks to me. The Israelites kept complaining about the stress that they were feeling along their journey to the promised land. Over and over again, they would forget how bad life was for…

They said to all the people of Israel, “The land we traveled through and explored is a wonderful land! And if the Lord is pleased with us, he will bring us safely into that land and give it to us. It is a rich land flowing with milk and honey. Do not rebel against the Lord, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! They have no protection, but the Lord is with us! Don’t be afraid of them!” (Numbers 14:7-9, NLT) We cannot be afraid of the obstacles blocking us…