Lifelines: How great is my God

Part 2

By Bettie Marlowe
Posted 8/28/18

 How Great is My God

Part 2

Oh, how great is my God, How great is His Word; He's the greatest one, Who ever was heard; He just rolled back the waters on the rugged Red Sea, And He said, I'm gonna lead you, put your trust in Me.

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Lifelines: How great is my God

Part 2

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"Oh, how great is my God, How great is His Word; He's the greatest one, Who ever was heard; He just rolled back the waters on the rugged Red Sea, And He said, I'm gonna lead you, put your trust in Me."

God has given every man a measure of faith - Rom 12:3 (KJV):  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Someone asked an ex-paratrooper how many jumps he had made. He responded by saying, “None!  I was pushed out 18 times!”

This is the way that a lot of Christians “step out in faith.” 

F.B. Meyer said, “Unbelief puts our circumstance between us and God, but faith puts God between us and our circumstances.” 

When Joshua and the Children of Israel was in the plains of Moab before crossing the Jordan River, God reminded them of His greatness and ability to “drive out the Caananites” (Joshua 3) and at the same time enhanced the credibility of Joshua, who was to lead them. And if their faith had not been in God, their circumstances would certainly dismayed them.

Here they were on the brink of an overflowing river and somehow they were going to get to the other side. Right. They were even going to walk across on dry land. Right. Circumstances said, “No way.” But God said, “Trust me.”

Now that did take trust. The priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant way out front (about a 1,000 yards) so those three or four million people could see the way and follow, were told to “step into the water.” Now would we have said, “I will just as I soon as I see some land to step on?”

The priests didn’t hesitate. Obedience to God through faith brought results. Circumstances don’t phase those who are fulling trusting in God. I don’t believe those people had to be pushed to cross the Jordan. Can’t you just them rejoicing as they gathered speed in their hilarity to get to the other side? Wouldn’t you have just loved to put your feet on the bottom of a river, knowing that God was holding up the waters so you wouldn’t be destroyed? You do that, you know, every time you surrender your circumstances to Him. 

You know God had to open up a pretty good stretch of that river. He could use any method he chose – it was still a miracle.  And it was observed by more than the Israelites. He made believers out of the enemy. And the Children of Israel came out on the other side.

Philip Yancey defines faith as:  “Believing in advance in something that will only seem logical when seen in reverse. I’m glad that God is not bound by rules of logic, aren’t you? 

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