Will we let Him today?
"Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of frogs on your whole country. The Nile will teem with frogs. They will come up into your palace and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses of your officials and on your people, and into your ovens and kneading troughs. The frogs will come up on you and your people and all your officials.’”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your staff over the streams and canals and ponds, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.’”
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land. But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.
Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.”
Moses said to Pharaoh, “I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile.”
“Tomorrow,” Pharaoh said." (Exodus 8:1-10).
I want to bring your attention to something interesting in this passage from Exodus. Notice how Moses tells Pharaoh that he will pray the God to take the frogs away, Pharaoh just needs to tell him when he wants this to happen. I would expect Pharaoh to say, "RIGHT NOW."
Instead...Pharaoh says "tomorrow."
Why would Pharaoh wait one more day for God to take away this plague that was literally everywhere! These frogs were in their homes, beds, food...literally everywhere!
When I heard the reflection on this passage it made me question how many times I have been like Pharaoh in my own life.
I will start praying more....tomorrow. I will eat healthier....tomorrow. I will start working out more...tomorrow. I will stop binging on shows...tomorrow.
We do the exact same thing that Pharaoh did, and we don't even notice it sometimes. God desires to bring us closer to Him, to build a relationship, to take away any "frogs" that are taking over our life. He desires to do that RIGHT NOW.
Will we let Him today...or will we wait for tomorrow?