I Have Decided

God had already instructed Moses to lift his staff above the Sea and He would free His people from the Egyptian Army. “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back with a powerful east wind all that night and turned the sea into dry land. So the waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with the waters like a wall to them on their right and their left.” Exodus 14:21-22 HCSB. And ‘just like that’ the Egyptian Army followed Israel and God sent the Sea back to its original state and that Army perished by the hand of the Almighty.


Many are praying for a miracle from God to save our Nation, but at what cost? There is a vast difference between the USA and Israel. America is NOT Israel. Israel is God’s chosen people, the USA is not on the list of God’s chosen. There is a cost to be given in order to follow after God and a physical death might be a part of it. Jesus spoke of a king in a parable concerning ‘counting the cost.’ And Matthew recorded that Jesus brought a sword and not peace among those who choose to follow after Him.
To follow Christ into the storm, to cross through the sea on dry ground will demand something we may not want to do. Are you willing, am I willing, are we willing to obey His demands?


The very reason our Nation is at this crossroad in history is the result of disobedience. Evil has conquered and for now, defeated the good, the righteous because there has been a large rush to the exit by those who have chosen not to follow after Jesus Christ. There are more of ‘them’ than there are of ‘us.’ THAT is the reason Socialism has overcome Freedom and has gained the White House, and both Houses in Congress. Evil has won the Day.


In order to gain that advantage again, those of Righteousness must be willing to pay a great price. That price is to follow after Jesus Christ. Actually, the Great Price has already been paid and anyone willing to accept that which has been purchased must be prepared to do what God has already decided and follow His Instructions. The result will sound like this, “I have decided to follow Jesus; not turning back, no turning back.

Jesus is Lord.

About Bob Williford

Conservative Southern Baptist pastor, missionary, and personal evangelist. An avid supporter of Texas Tech Athletics. Enjoy oil painting, writing and woodworking. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my joy. Reading and writing are great for relaxing......
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