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Exodus 8: 8 – 10

Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and begged, “Plead with the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people. I will let your people go, so they can offer sacrifices to the LORD.”

9 “You set the time!” Moses replied. “Tell me when you want me to pray for you, your officials, and your people. Then you and your houses will be rid of the frogs. They will remain only in the Nile River.”

10 “Do it tomorrow,” Pharaoh said.  All right,” Moses replied, “it will be as you have said. Then you will know that there is no one like the LORD our God.”

What a nut! Why didn’t Pharaoh answer Moses with, “Do it TODAY! Do it right now!”? But are we really any different? Don’t we look to tomorrow for our prayers to be answered? Are we waiting until tomorrow to receive our healing? Our prosperity? What is wrong with today after all? Is this just some kind of fear? Do we need a day to prepare to receive God’s miracles? Well, I don’t know the answers to these questions but I do know that today is better than tomorrow. Why put up with frogs if you don’t have to? Or is it that our problems become so familiar that there is actually some comfort in them. That is to say that because change is so uncomfortable to most people we actually rest with our problems rather than challenging them. Would you really prefer to be miserable with the problems you know because there is familiarity in the status quo than getting completely free of them? Are the frogs you know more tolerable than the risk of facing them even if you are already guaranteed that the Lord will banish your frogs? When we learn that we really can trust our Father and that the words He has given us are truth and life, will we then be able to tell Him that we want the frogs gone today? I hope so. I hope we can take a step towards allowing God to free us from all the snares in which we are entangled. I pray that we take at least one small step in that direction TODAY.

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