Then the LORD said to Moses, â€œWhy 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.” Exodus 14:15-16
Moses is on the cusp of one of the greatest supernatural interventions in history. But he’s hesitating. I love God’s response. My paraphrase of it would be, “Moses, stop crying and move.”
There certainly is a time and place to cry out to God for His Spirit to lead. There’s also a time and place to realize that God has given you what you need to do something about your situation. We can easily err on either side of this. Some people go through life so busy that they never seek God’s guidance or direction. But just as many people sit idle and continue to cry out to God even when God has given them the direction to follow.
Which side do you naturally fall on? Quick to cry out or quick to act without direction?
Seek God’s Spirit and then move on it!