On the other side of every miraculous intervention by God on our behalf, there is a road of faith to travel. Whether God’s power has touched our health, finances, or family relationships, we must not only praise and thank the Lord but obey Him as well.
After God opened the Red Sea for His people, then released the waters to overwhelm Pharaoh’s pursuing army, there was a great celebration of praise to the Lord (Exodus 15:1-21). But then it was time to move on in the journey toward the land of promise. “So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur” (v.22). There they traveled for 3 days without finding water, and they began to complain.
In the divine plan, supernatural intervention is not an end in itself, but it is a means of teaching us that we can always trust and obey the leadership of Almighty God. Will we listen to His voice and obey His Word? If He leads us through the sea, will He not also guide us to a well?
The stunning events recorded in Exodus show that it’s possible to experience God’s power yet remain spiritually unchanged. To keep that from happening to us, let’s use the sweet memory of yesterday’s miracle to encourage a bigger step of faith today.
Sometimes we see a miracle,
And faith in God revives;
Yet we should see God's gracious hand
At work throughout our lives. —Hess
The God who delivered us yesterday is worthy of our obedience today.