The blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you.
How many times have we heard or read that verse, and just skimmed right over those three words, "Where ye are." ?? The Holy Spirit gave me a "pause here" moment a while back when I read that verse, and it made an impact on me. Seems like I had never noticed those words, "Where ye are," and I've missed the importance of their meaning.
Haven't we all felt at one point or another in life that we'd "do better" once we "got out of this situation" or "if only our circumstances were not so bad" we'd be different. ??
We need to realize that no matter where we find ourselves, God wants us to NOT WAIT "til things get better." He wants us to become fully dependant upon Him, right here, where we are ~ the way we are!
|"Deliver us from this, Father, so that we can be free |
to serve You (in the way that we think's best.")
(ever felt that way before?)
Sure, we all would like to have a fresh start, and a clean slate. But the chance to "start over" doesn't depend upon OUR circumstances changing. It does, however, depend on one "Thing," and that is the shed blood of the Lamb of God.
God told the Israelites to apply the blood upon the houses WHERE THEY WERE at the moment, not where they were GOING to be in a year or so. And that's what He wants us to do today. Whatever our situation may be today, we shouldn't wait for "things to change" or for "God to move us out of this circumstance" before we come to Him through Jesus.
There is power in the blood of the Lamb. Because Jesus willingly paid the price for our sin by shedding His pure blood in our stead, we can be reconciled to God from right where we are.
|We can come to Him, serve Him, |
and grow "right where He's planted us."
Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.