SUMMARY: Blood plague
OVERVIEW: God hardened Pharaoh’s heart to display his signs and wonders throughout Egypt. Because of Pharaoh’s hardened heart, he refused to let the Israelites go.
BIG IDEA: A hard heart blinds you to reality.
KEY VERSE: Exodus 7:14 (God to Moses)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is stubborn, and he still refuses to let the people go.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Don’t let your heart become calloused and hardened. A soft, pliable heart is a healthy, life-giving one. Listen to me and obey, and I will bless you. Allow me to lead you and enjoy the thrill of a faith-filled life. If you follow me, your life will not be boring. It will be the adventure of a lifetime. But I need your heart. Every time you say “yes” to me, your heart beats with life and power.
There are times you say “no” or ignore my leading. I know fear seems to be an impenetrable force, but it only has the power you give it. Say “no” to fear and “yes” to me, and fear will have no control over you. Fear cannot hold you back. It will try—repeatedly—but that’s when your faith activates. I want to grow and develop your faith. Each time you say “yes” to me, your faith grows more profound and more potent. Follow me today.
Pray for a heart that is soft and pliable toward God. Ask for God’s direction and pay attention to the nudges he gives to speak or act or pray. Respond immediately to those nudges and watch God work.