PLEASE SEND SOMEONE ELSE
Today's Reading: Exodus 3-4
Key Verse: Exodus 4:13
But he said, "O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send."
Moses was 40 when he tried to protect his people with his own strength, killing the Egyptian officer who was cruel to the Hebrew workers. Now he's 80. Instead of living as a son of the royal household of Egypt, he's had 40 more years as a shepherd, working for his Father-in-law and raising a family. Is he ready to lead in the deliverance of the Children of Israel from slavery? According to God, "Yes." According to Moses, "No."
Just think of all God has done to prepare Moses. There was the miraculous rescue by Pharaoh's daughter; his Hebrew early childhood education by his caregiver (his real mom); his ongoing education in the palace in all the ways of the Egyptians; the supernatural revelation of the burning bush; the signs he asked for; the Name of God given to him, "I am that I am;" and now he still doesn't think he's up to the job. When God calls us, there is only one acceptable answer, "YES, LORD." Today, let us go through the doors God opens. Failure to do so will displease God. David's Father prayed every day in their family prayer, "May the smile of your approval be on our lives today."
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, here we are by Your grace. May we never try to do Your work on our own. We need You desperately. We praise You for the ways in which You've prepared us for today's challenges. Let's go forward. We pray this in the Name of Jesus who obeyed You 100%. Amen!
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