Throw the Dice (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 182)
Exodus 12:50-51 (NLT)
So all the people of Israel followed all the Lord’s commands to Moses and Aaron. On that very day the Lord brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt like an army.
While we don’t want to admit it, life is full of risks. Everyday, even in the simplest things, we don’t know what is going to happen. And when we don’t how or what is going to happen next but move forward anyway, we are taking a risk. Playing sports, driving to work, even walking out of the house to check the mailbox or take out the trash involves some level of risk.
Just like in everyday life, believers must risk change, opportunity, even difficulties for the sake of Christ. Sometimes, we are moved to risk something so big that God has to step in and make it happen. When you’re on a journey with God, it will require risk. This is because risk involves trust. If we don’t trust God it is likely that we won’t take risks for Him either.
Moses was the man God chose to lead the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt. He took God at His word, threw the dice, and with the power of God and in obedience to God, demanded that the Israelites be released from Pharaoh’s control. This started the Israelites on their journey but it wasn’t the only difficult spot they would face.
The ones who are willing to take the biggest risks—to jump when you can’t see anything below to catch you—are the ones God works through to perform His greatest miracles. God allows us to take risks because it teaches us to trust. And trust teaches us to keep moving even if we can’t see anything.
“If you’ll do the 80 percent of God’s will that’s clear in the Bible, he’ll show you the 20 percent that’s not clear.”
— Rick Warren