Did Moses Get His Feet Wet?

Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.

– Antonio Machado –

When I read the quote from Machado, I thought “how crazy.  Yet, it’s not.  Sure, a well worn path is easy to follow.  I certainly like having a plan in place in my life.  I like doing the research, having a highlighted map, and marking the agenda with a check list of what needs to be done.  I like knowing my destination and knowing just how it’ll play out.  That sometimes worked when I ran an office, but not always.  It led me to many a “good enough” result in my personal life, but in my spiritual life and in my personal walk with the Lord it sure seems VERY clear that He wants so much more than a “good enough” life.  So, how to plan that one. . . . can’t be done.  Not by me.  That’s when trusting in Him comes into the picture.  So, like Moses, I approach the virgin land or sea and there is no clear path until the I set forth with the Lord and together we travel and make one.  Sounds crazy if I had to do it alone, but I don’t.  Wow, is that great realization! 

21And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

 22And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

– Exodus 14:21-22 –

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10 Responses to Did Moses Get His Feet Wet?

  1. Toni C says:

    Great quote, great insight. Thanks Martha!

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  2. Caddo Veil says:

    ‘Morning, Martha! “Good enough” isn’t “abundant”, is it?! God always has MORE for us–in the past, and sometimes still, I’ve been scared of what the “more” entails. Got to walk in faith–when has HE ever steered us wrong? Never.

    Wonderful to visit with you–hope you have an excellent day! God bless you abundantly, my sister.

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    • Thanks my friend. It was not the day I expected but it was a delight anyway! Blessings to you in abundance!

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      • Caddo Veil says:

        Martha–I just returned and re-read my comment–it sounded horribly glib! I certainly meant no offense, though I offer apologies in the event that’s how I came across– God bless you for offering such a wonderful blog to us.

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  3. sonsothunder says:

    Thank you…there are indeed paths…Bless You

    Proverbs 2:9
    Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

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    • Yes, indeed there are, but the human eye alone cannot always find and follow them. Actually, this human doesn’t want to ever be without Jesus. How blessed are we that never have to be without Him!

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  4. Caddo, no worries! I didn’t take offense and had to reread your original comment to see why caused you to be concerned. Blessings! Martha

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    • Caddo Veil says:

      Martha–in my spare time I’m a professional worrier, and I don’t even get a paycheck! One of these days I’m going to get the hang of “cast your cares…”!! May as well laugh, eh? Bunches of hugs to you–

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  5. Might I suggest knitting over worrying? Think of all the prayer shawls you could do! Hugs to you too, Caddy!

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