Thursday, February 03, 2011

Convo with Pastor - Exodus 5:6-8

That same day
Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters ...
"You shall no longer give the people
straw to make bricks, as before;
let them go and gather straw for themselves. 
But you shall require of them the same
quantity of bricks as they
have made previously
Exodus 5:6-8
 
Sometimes things get worse before they get better.
 
I've read that engineers made planes that could break the sound barrier long before the sound barrier was broken. Why wasn't it broken? Because as the pilots neared the speed of sound, the plane would shake so violently that they'd be terrified that the aircraft would crack apart. Therefore, they always backed off the throttle.
 
Test pilot Chuck Yeager was the first to say, "Maybe it will be calmer on the other side." And he pressed through.
 
We expect change to be easy. Israel, thought for example, that freedom sounded great. But they weren't prepared for the violent shaking that would occur before the break-through. Many times they simply wanted to go back to the way things used to be.
 
What's a break-through you're praying for? Expect a little shaking. And don't turn back until you've broken through.
 
Indeed, if God is in your plans for a break-through, just stick with him and rely on his power. The Red Sea will be parted, the shaking will stop, and the trials will be overcome.
 
In Christ's Love,
a guy who's ready for a little
shake, rattle, and roll!
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"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill.

Sometimes the only way to the other side is through ... over, under and around are not options ... you HAVE to go through or stay stuck.

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