There is a mighty work to be done by you! Whatever it is, this work will require change. It is said that change is the essence of life.

If we don’t move with it, change will happen in spite of us. 

One way to work with change is found in Exodus 14:13-15. Here we find several steps that we can take to resolve any conflict, remove any obstacle, or help us adjust to any change. “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord. … Tell the people … to go forward” (RSV). 

The first step is: DON’T PANIC.

As the author of the Book of Exodus says, “Fear not,” experience will work out. Know that a day from now, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now, this will all be behind you. The real reason not to panic is: God is in charge. 

So, second: PUT GOD FIRST.

Relax. “Stand firm,” knowing that with God in charge, all will work out for the highest and best good of all concerned. “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be still” (Ex. 14:14 RSV). 

How do you put God first? By seeing “the salvation of the Lord,” by knowing the truth in the situation.

Let go of your Red Sea. Define the obstacle, then look beyond the obstacle. Enter into a time of gentle stillness where you can know God, where you trust in the one Presence and one Power at work in your life. Enter into that place where you can listen to the “still, small voice.” Then listen to the truth of your being. 

Manifesting Health

Is your promised land, your goal, perfect health? As you listen to the Lord of your being, you will know that perfect health is yours to claim. God is the perfect life-energy flowing through every atom and cell of your being. Wholeness is being manifested in you, right now. 

Manifesting Prosperity

Are you seeking prosperity? As you sit in the stillness, you will be assured that God is the source of all of your good. As you put your good. As you put your faith in God, your supply will be guaranteed. Prosperity will flow to you in many ways, through many channels. 

Manifesting Harmony

Are you seeking harmony in relationships? God’s love is working through you and through all of your relationships. Love is cleansing any past hurts. Love is actively at work in and through you and in and through others. 

Whatever you are seeking, you will find an answer. As you sit in the Silence, there will come a moment when God speaks to you, when God guides you.

But even this is not enough. There is one more step you must take. 

And that is: ACTION. You need to move ahead. You have placed God first. You have prayed, meditated, and known the truth. Now it is time to move ahead.

There is a right and perfect step to take. Down deep you will know what to do. Do it. “Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go on dry ground through the sea” (Ex. 14:16 RSV). Do as you are guided, and the obstacle will disappear. You will be able to walk right through it.

Enjoy this podcast with Janet Conner — Mary Jane Ryan: How to Survive Change You Didn't Ask For


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