Have you ever thought about why it is important to move forward and not stay in the same space?
The Bible says in Exodus 14:15-16: Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.
Many times we can’t see beyond what is in front of us; so, we begin to question and whine about the situation. However, if we just recognize the presence of God and how he has orchestrated the next move, then we would stop complaining and trust God by moving forward.
All throughout the move from Egypt, God was showing Moses the power He gave him was in His hands. In Exodus 4, He told Moses to acknowledge the staff in his hand as the instrument God ordained for him to lead and guide the people. In Exodus 17, the Bible declares that at the request of the people, God also used the staff carried by Moses to quench the thirst of His people by providing water. I believe that the most powerful implication of the staff of God comes from the Battle with the Amalekites that allows Moses to lead the people through intercession on the top of the hill.
As Moses instructed Joshua to fight the Amalekites, while Aaron and Hur assisted him on the top of the hill, we see God effectively using the Man of God to lead the people through troublesome times. In this season, we are experiencing the same battles and struggles in our life. However, I believe God if we would just lift our hands to the Lord and surrender all of our cares to him, then He would respond just like he did for the children of Israel: After Moses raised his staff and the Red Sea departed, the people went on dry land.
Sometimes we know that God has made provisions for us to move but we make excuses to postpone doing it. People of God we must no longer remain stagnated but by faith we must MOVE Forward!!!
To God be the Glory
Rev Nathaniel Kendrick
Greetings in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
An increasing number of non-Christians celebrate Christmas as a civil holiday, not a holy day; however, we who have become informed of this joyous time know differently and see the uselessness of searching for Christmas in a material way. Christmas for Us is a time for worship. A time when we reflect on the birth of Jesus. So today, I ask you to consider the four day journey Joseph and Mary traveled in obedience. During this travel our Savior was born. Glory to God in the highest; however, once the baby was born, there was no good accommodations. So, they accepted what was available. “No Room in the Inn; however, the Bible says He is at the door of your heart and He is knocking.” I can only imagine that some of you may not receive what you want; however, if you open up your heart today and surrender your all to God, He has declared that there will be peace. Never mind what is going on right now. Rise above your situation because Greater is He that in us than He that is in the World. Greater is Coming!!!
We Love You, and Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
Rev & Sis. Kendrick and the St. Luke AME Church Family
I pray that you are looking up!
I pray that you are looking up. In times like these we must continue to look up.
I want you to know that I am praying for all of us. If you are experiencing challenges from this storm, hold on. GOD Is IN Control. We anticipate getting to Eastover and assessing the concerns. But as for now, we ask you to believe as the scriptures says in Nahum 1:7 –
“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the time of trouble and he knows who trust him.”
Be blessed my family and call us if you need us.
The Pastor Nathaniel Kendrick and First Lady Robyn Kendrick