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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Key (02/14/13)

TITLE: At the Water's Edge
By Mary Knoll Santos
02/21/13


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And Elohim paved the way through the waters' walls of the Reed Sea. "Let my child cross forward to serve Me. In the way I have shown her to go."


In my hand was the Key. To the Door beyond the waterís edge. The walls stood still in abeyance. The ground was made passable. I ran. Freedom! Adventure Land Elohim promised me. He would do it again.


I believed. I took His word (very much alive). Behind me was wilderness. I was quite prepared for it now. Though a little shaky on the knees.


But, Elohim is stronger. Heís stronger than any wobbly knees put together that His created-earth has felt the miserable quaking put together. He is ever so gracious!

To go forward and to posses has been ringing in my soul for the past twenty months. It hasn't been that long ago. Compared to forty years for Moses and God's covenant-people. I feared. I complained. I wailed. I feared and felt to stick it out just a bit longer in my twenty-month-wilderness journey. Soon, at the end of my twentieth month, the ringing turned into singing.

Glorious momentum! I went all the way. Come to think of it, it was awesome to know that God was all around me in that crossing.


There, in the wilderness, I said goodbye to all rights to Him. There, He instructed me. There, God answered all my questions. There, I wanted to know more about who God says He is.


There in the wilderness, God's grace assured me.

I encountered problems. I knew that Godís perfectly well-planned activity was made just for me. I was fearfully short of talents. Short of theology. But then again, His covenant-folks had been slaves in Egypt for 430 years.

Simple folks, who God said to cross the Reed Sea. Untalented. Theologically unsaavy. BUT they understood God and unquestioningly responded, "All the things Elohim said, we will do.Ē

I was going forward. Without a doubt, God has opened the door to the Promised Land beyond, which Iíve work to do in the little Iíve got.

At the waterís edge-- God's Promised Land for me.

In my deliberate-brave crossing over ---God would equip. I must never forget His grace. Grace that came first before His rules of life to carry with me in the safe journey.

The thrill of my faith-walk God was showing me rooted deeply into study. The challenges I faced were life-transforming miracles. I believed God more for who He says He is in the whole counsel of His living Word. But as exciting my running could be, I needed to catch my breath and run back.

Would you come along with me in believing God who calls, "Go now and see what I have in store for you"?

He will never let you and me fall out of grace when we stick to the rules in our journey with Him. We will thank God for the things He gives us to do, so that our love for Him will increase. Will multiply!

The Promised Land which I was to posses is simply and wonderfully, this Key placed in my innermost being--- In the abiding love of God through Christ. A place of believing-doing. I've come to that abiding love of God through Christ's atoning sacrifice.

I respect folks whose knowledge of the Bible (theology ) work together with their humble living it. The key to doing acts of love with God is in the here and now. And I want that for myself too!

If you were at the water's edge. What would you do? Cross it and meet God's possession of you? That's what I did. He said to be very brave and be courageous. Believing God at the water`s edge. I began to see greater things because of the great God He has proven to be.

God's loving ways must have stuck with me like Supaglue in the wilderness through study. And through brave friends who've the same thrilling sincere search and growing love for God. I've seen hope in them. Glorious hope!

God does not only invite me to the Water's edge to my Promised Land through Christ. But, He insists upon me courageously stepping forward.

And abiding-- Yes, abiding, indeed. And God has paved the way through the waters' walls telling them, "Let my child cross forward to serve Me. In the way I have shown her to go."


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Virgil Youngblood 02/23/13
Abiding and obedience are key to finding favor with God. Thanks for the reminder.
CD Swanson 02/24/13
Wonderful message within this great entry. Love and obedience is what the Lord expects from His children. And, it is crucial to earning the "key" as this story clearly shows.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/27/13
This is a lovely testimony. I can feel your passion in your words and your desire to help others find their way through the wilderness. Good job.