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When There’s No Way Out, He’ll Make A Way Through

Are you in a situation that feels like everything is coming against you? We all go through times in life when it seems that we are out of options and don't know which way to turn. But remember, anytime we don't see a way out, we can be confident that God will make a way through

In Genesis, there was a time when the children of Israel were led by Moses out of slavery and headed to the Promised Land. They didn't get very far before they were chased by their enemies who wanted to enslave them once again. They finally found themselves at the edge of the Red Sea, and it looked like there was no hope—but God! They cried to the Lord, and in Exodus 14:13 Moses said, "Fear not; stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today." Then Moses stretched out his hand, and the Lord caused a great wind to part the water so that the people could move forward on dry land. But that's not all! When the enemy army tried to cross the sea behind them, the water enveloped them and destroyed them. The Israelites were finally free once and for all.

Always remember that we serve a God who wants to be the hero of our story! He is still a God of miracles! He loves to show Himself strong on behalf of the people who seek after Him. I encourage you today, no matter what you are facing, cry out to the Lord. Believe that He will make a way when there seems to be no way. Keep standing, keep believing because God will move you through that difficult situation so you can take hold of your promised land.

"The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace." (Exodus 14:14, NKJV)



Listen to Your Father

I have a friend who bought some property out in the middle of nowhere. He hardly paid anything for it, less than $100 an acre. He bought several hundred acres. On the surface, it seemed like he had wasted his money. The land was dry and barren. You couldn't grow crops on it. You couldn't raise cattle. It was like the desert, just rocks, clay and cactus. He would go out from time to time and check on it. It always puzzled me as to why he bought that property. I thought surely he must have some family up in that area. 

One day we were talking and it came up. I asked him why he purchased it. He said, "Joel, I don't really know. I was just driving by it and felt drawn to it. I felt such a peace and knew that property was supposed to be mine." I thought to myself, "The next time you feel drawn to something, you need to do your research first!" It didn't make sense to me. Fifteen years later, he was notified that the state was putting in a new highway. It was going to go right through his property. They had to buy him out. He sold that property for more than 100 times what he paid for it! The next time he buys property, I'm buying next door! 

This man is an older gentleman and a fairly simple man. A reporter from the regional newspaper was talking to him and said, "Sir, you really know how to pick a good piece of property." He said, "Yes, my father told me about this." The reporter said, "I didn't know your dad was in real estate." The man pointed up and said, "No, I'm talking about my heavenly Father. He knows where everything is."

How could he have possibly chosen that piece of property over all the other pieces of property? Here's how. He was tuned in to the right frequency. He followed the impression on the inside. When you listen to the still, small voice, you'll come across favor, good breaks and supernatural opportunities. God will give you insight to know things that you had no way of knowing. You just feel it. You can't explain it. You don't have facts backing you up. You don't have 20 years' worth of research, but you do have the spirit of the Most High God on the inside. You have a helper, a counselor, a researcher, an advisor, a protector. He is talking. Make sure you are always listening to your Father! 

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." (Psalm 32:8, NIV)



Chosen for His Purposes

If you are a born again believer, you have the spirit of God inside of you. The same power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you! You are not ordinary; you are a child of the Most High God! 

I think about Mary, the chosen mother of Jesus. She seemed ordinary to the people around her, but God chose her to do something extraordinary. He chose her to bring Jesus to the world and shine forth His glory!

Today, you and I have this same extraordinary purpose—to bring Jesus to the world and shine forth His glory! No matter where you are in the world, there are people around you who need what you have. Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit inside when He prompts you to shine your light. Don't be afraid to reach out to others, to share a word of kindness or even a smile. Be your best for God. Be an example of His goodness. Be a peacemaker. Be quick to repent when you know you've made a mistake. Love people. You never know what is going on in another person's life when you encounter them. Loving hurting people is what's closest to the heart of God. 

There may be a lot going on in your life today. You may be thinking, "How can I reach out to someone when I'm hurting so badly?" The truth is, when we're hurting, that's the best time to reach out to someone and sow a seed of hope into their life. When you take your eyes off of your own circumstances and focus on helping others, God will make up the difference. He'll help you tap into strength you didn't know you had. He'll give you peace that passes understanding. He'll give you joy unspeakable and full of glory! 

Jesus said the kingdom of God is inside of you, and it's a kingdom that has no end! There's no end to His strength; there's no end to His joy; there's no end to His peace, and there's no end to His power! That's mean you are fully equipped for whatever you are facing today and for all that God has for you to do. Remember, God chose to live inside of Mary, and He chooses to live inside of you. He chose you and equipped you to be His extraordinary representative in the earth!

"However, as it is written: 'What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived' — the things God has prepared for those who love him."  (1 Corinthians 2:9, NIV)



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