Saturday, July 14, 2018

Exodus 3:9-11 NIV 2011

And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

 

Moses was tending sheep for his father-in-law, Jethro. The angel of the Lord appeared to him and called Moses to deliver the Israelites from oppression in Egypt. Exodus 1:14, “They made their lives bitter with harsh labor…in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.” Moses was unsure of his ability to lead the people. Exodus 4:1, “What if they do not believe me…” But God told Moses He would be with him. Exodus 4:12, “Now go, I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” God uses those who trust Him.

 

How often do we offer excuses when God calls us to serve Him? What is my first response? After many years serving the Lord, prayer is the first action I take. God continues to reveal He wants me to trust Him with the details, just as He did Moses. He’s not in the habit of calling the equipped, but rather equipping the called. By trusting Him He is totally in charge. He’ll use me, as I trust Him.

 

How do we trust God to enable us?

 

Daily trusting Jesus,

S

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