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Mouth of Freedom

The Egyptians chased them with all the horses and war-chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them as they camped by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

Exodus 14:9 (AMP)

The Lord doesn't think like us. His thoughts and ways are higher in scope and height. He sees the beginning from the end in stark contrast to our limited perspective. And yet, in Christ, we have His mind, so it is possible to know God and understand in part His thoughts. We must choose to step back and lean not on our understanding but acknowledge and trust the Lord. If we don’t, we will inevitably find ourselves adrift in a sea of emotions.

The exodus of God's people is electrifying. They left Egypt with its wealth and blessing. They took flight forward, but later, God said to turn back toward the Red Sea. When Pharoah got word of it, he thought these crazy Israelites didn't know where they were going. Pharoah took hot pursuit to capture them. He was making a big mistake because He didn't know what God was up to!

Pihahiroth was the place on the Red Sea where God's people encamped. It means the mouth of freedom. How ironic is that? When the Israelites learned Pharoah was on his way, nothing but fear, doubt, and death came out of their mouths. Moses told them to be silent and remain calm. He declared the Lord was up to something good, and soon their enemies would be no more.

Do not be afraid of what you see as a crisis. It can be an opportunity for a transition that will give you greater freedom. What you may think is the worst thing that could ever happen to you may be the best thing. You are in Christ, and Christ is in you. Trust Him, stay calm, close your mouth to doubt, and move forward!


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