Cry Baby - Exodus 14:15

 "And the LORD said unto Moses, wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward" Ex. 14:15

Don’t be a cry baby. Not often does God scold us for praying. But He does warn us about vain repetition which should be avoided at all cost (Matt. 6:7). It is a failure of faith that fails to go forward when God has given us marching orders. A friend summed up a victorious Christian life this way, when asked why he carried his Bible to the church meeting and what they did at their meeting. He said, "first we’re going to read it, next we’re going to pray about it, then we’re going to do it." What a dynamic description of a triumphant Christian life this is.  Problem with many of us is we read it, pray about it, pray about it, pray about it, and pray about it again. We are like the needle caught in the scratch of an old phonograph record. Sometimes we need someone to give us a jolt. The Christian life is a song ("and they sang a new song, saying thou art worthy..."), we all too often fail to sing it.

There is a time to study. There is a time to pray. There is a time to stop praying and start doing. If you seem to be stuck, don’t cry (wherefore criest thou unto me?) rather try, try doing the thing God has asked you to do. Go forward. Watch the waters open.