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Go Forward

by Robert J. Young
©, 2001, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

With Israel standing on the west bank of the Red Sea, hemmed in by the wilderness on either side, the water before and the rapidly approaching army of Pharaoh behind, terror reigned. Many wished they had never left Egypt. In desperation Moses cried, "Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which he shall show to you this day...." (Exod. 14:13). The Lord had a different idea, however. He said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they GO FORWARD...." (Ex. 14:15).

God's people must be committed to GO FORWARD! We cannot stand still and please God. We may face obstacles and discouragements; we may feel like quitting; but we cannot stand still. God's people have always faced temptations to stop, run away, or stand still, but it is God's will that we GO FORWARD!

We must not faint, because God has promised the reaping to those who continue in sowing. Great things are ahead. We are blessed; interest and enthusiasm are high and mounting; we assemble with an air of expectancy. We must GO FORWARD.

Progress is proportional to willingness. The words of God's people are proportional to our willingness to dedicate ourselves to his cause. We can meet the challenges ahead and GO FORWARD only if every member dedicates to being the very best for God. I pray you will dedicate yourself to putting God first.

Such dedication gives direction. God's Family in this place is on the move. Our eldership is dedicated to directing us to GO FORWARD. Our deacons are committed to helping us GO FORWARD. We have a resolve to GO FORWARD. God has placed before us the great task of winning souls and encouraging every member to faithfulness. We solicit your support and prayers as we strive to GO FORWARD. We can be God's instruments in the salvation of souls here and around the world. It will take persons of extraordinary perseverance, faith and dedication, but I know you are that kind of people. We appeal to you--GO FORWARD WITH US!

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