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Keep Moving!

Swimming to a boatScripture: Exodus 14:15

The Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.’” (ESV)

A paper weight on my desk has the inscription, “Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it!”  In practicing KindomNomics, we aggressively look for ways to invest our talents for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

People often make the mistake of waiting for their ship to come in – hoping for something to come their way. Good intentions alone are not enough to accomplish any worthwhile objective. Perhaps the Lord is saying, “Stop waiting for your ship; start swimming!”

Someone said it is a lot easier to steer a moving car than one that is standing still. As we participate in worthwhile Kingdom efforts, we can more easily see how the Lord is guiding us to the places where we can be the most productive.

We need to be alert to areas in which the Spirit of God is moving and blessing the efforts being made on his behalf. Then we have to “swim” out to those places and join the forward movement with the rest of the “team.”

Today, ask yourself:

Am I aggressively looking for places where I can invest my time, talent, and treasure for advancing the Kingdom of God? How can I join the team effort where the Spirit of God is moving?

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