For the past few weeks the book of Exodus has been our central theme for our teaching series "Getting Ready For Your Next." Exodus (to exit) details how God is able to transition His people from the worst situations, into their place of promise.
Here are just a few thoughts that were gleamed from chapter 12 that will hopefully be a blessing as we transition from 2011 into the new year.
Even if you find yourself in Egypt, stay focused, IT IS NOT YOUR PLACE OF PROMISE.
Some of the issues you encountered in 2011 was not always because of your faults, some of it is because of your FAITH.
You will never "come out" until you depend on God to "Get In."
The heart of your enemy will try to hide their real intentions. Trust me, deceit came be camaflouged, but sooner or later it will show itself.
God had to give the people something to remind them of how HE delivered them...the Passover. Always remember to celebrate the BLOOD OF THE LAMB! Remind yourself..."I'm Covered!"
When God says "its time" get your stuff and move!!
Finally, know that whatever you may have encountered in 2011 was for your good. The enemy may have initiated your move, but God is in control of your outcome. See you next week.