August 1 – Exodus 3:7-12
August 1 – Exodus 3:7-12
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Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us the abilities we have. Thank You for trusting us to use those abilities to share You with the world. Help me be brave enough to follow You even when it is uncomfortable, or difficult. I want to be used by You, for Your glory. Help my life to mean something for You and Your Kingdom.
In Jesus’ name.
How often does God ask you to do something and your response is surprise and denial you are capable? If God asks us to do something, He will definitely give us the ability. He knows what we are capable of doing and He knows our heart. Our attitude about working for the Lord is much more important than our skills. God is the one who gave us every ability we have, so He knows best what He can use us for in His Kingdom.
What might God be asking you to do today that is out of your comfort zone? Pray for guidance, strength, and willingness to step out in faith and follow your Father.
Notes from Robin Adams:
We see in this passage Moses questions God regarding his ability to go before Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt. Has God ever called you to something you do not feel prepared for or simply don’t want to do? How have you responded? Lori, of this ministry, often says, “What God calls you to, He will equip you for.” Perhaps the most comforting message in this passage to me is verse 12 when God says, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” What love that God would trust us with a task for his Kingdom, equip us for the task, and be with us every step of the way. Reflect on a time God has called, equipped and carried you through a situation, task or ministry. Thank you Lord for your extraordinary love!
7 Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9 And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”