In the last two messages, we’ve considered Moses’ encounter with God as He spoke through the burning bush. Moses heard the call of God and signaled his availability, “Here I am” (Exodus 3:4). But God had an assignment for Moses that required complete trust, and preparation began by establishing the holiness of the One who was calling; “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground” (Exodus 3:5).
God’s chosen people had lived in Egyptian slavery for more than four hundred years. Now, God chose Moses to be His messenger and instrument of power; “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring My people the Israelites out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:10). On one hand, God’s call is always a great honor…on the other, it can be very frightening.
Moses gave every possible excuse to convince God He had made a wrong choice: “Who am I to go to Pharaoh?” (3:11), “What if they do not believe me?” (4:1), “I am slow of speech and tongue” (4:10). God was patient with Moses, but finally He had enough.
“The Lord said to him, ‘Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.’ But Moses said, ‘O Lord, please send someone else to do it.’ Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses.”
Moses would later be described as “more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth” (Numbers 12:2). But as he stood before God and received his initial assignment for battle, his “humility” was nothing more than a self absorbed lack of faith. Moses looked at his own abilities and didn’t see how success was possible. He failed to see the Creator of the Universe who promised to walk by His side.
Our Christian walk is ALL about God working through us. OF COURSE our abilities will seem too small; of course the enemy will seem too big! The seemingly impossible steps are all part of His plan. Our Heavenly Father desires an intimate and passionate relationship built on absolute trust, so why would He ever lead us in a direction that did not require our complete dependence on Him? The assignment may seem impossible, but His call is our greatest assurance of victory; “If God be for us, who can be against us” (Romans 8:31).
When God is truly Lord of our life, it’s false humility to believe we cannot follow where He leads. Let’s allow His glory to so completely fill our vision that we can boldly follow because we KNOW…it’s all about Him.
Have a Christ Centered Day!
God’s Daily Word Ministries
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Apr 14 Joshua 9:3-10:43; Luke 16:19-17:10; Psalm 83:1-18; Proverbs 13:4
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