CALL OF MOSES. By: Imaolanews

Call of Moses From Egyptian Prince to Israeli Deliverer!
(Ex 3:5) God replied,
“Don’t come any closer. Take off your sandals–the ground where you are
standing is holy.
This morning we continue our series on the ‘Greatest Stories
Ever Told’ with a continuation of the story of Moses. After Moses was an adult,
he went out to where his own people were hard at work, and he saw an Egyptian beating one of them. He looked around to see if anyone was watching, then he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand. When Moses went out the next day he saw two Hebrews fighting and asked the one who started the fight why he was beating up one of his own people.
The man answered, “Who put you in charge of us and made you our judge? Are you planning to kill me, just as you killed that Egyptian?”
Moses then realized that the word had gotten out and escaped before Pharaoh
would have him killed. He went to the land of Midian and started a life there
with Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro. One day (after several years) Moses led
sheep and goats that he was taking care of across the desert to the holy
mountain (Sinai). The angel of the Lord appeared to him there from a burning
bush. Moses saw that the bush was on fire, but it was not burning up. He
thought it was strange and went over to investigate. The Lord then called him
by name and Moses answered, “Here I am.” God said, “Don’t come
any closer. Take off your sandals – the ground where you are standing is holy
ground. I am the God who was worshiped by your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob.” Moses was afraid to look at God, so he hid his face. The lord went
on to explain that He heard the cry of his people and that He was ready to
deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians and into the land of milk and honey.
God then instructed Moses to go to Pharaoh, because he was sending him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. But Moses said, “Who am I to go to Pharaoh
and lead your people out of Egypt?” God replied, “I will be with you.
And you will know that I am the one who sent you, when you worship me on this
mountain after you have led my people out of Egypt.”
So what does this mean to
you today? A few things:
1. Allow God to lead your decisions – Moses killed an Egyptian man, causing him to have to leave and live in exile
for many years. If Moses had attempted
to deliver the Israelites his way, there would have been a slaughter, but we
will later see that God delivered His people without one Hebrew person dying.
When you allow God to lead your decisions, you get His results.
2. Worship is required for intimacy
with God – God did not instruct Moses to do anything until he took of
his sandals and hid his face, acknowledging and reverencing the holy place that
God established. What holy place you may
ask? The presence of God. Wherever God’s manifest presence is, is a holy and
sanctified place where we should do nothing without first worshipping God. If
you want God to speak to you and show Himself to you like the people in the stories
that we have been sharing, then you must be willing to take of your sandals and
bow before the king of glory in worship and praise. Worship unlocks His glory!
3. Whatever God instructs you to
do, He expects you to do and whatever He expects you to do, He equips you to do – Moses tried to make excuses. Who am I to go to Pharaoh? Who am I to lead your
people out of Egypt? It is normal to feel inadequate when God calls you to do
something, but that part of the evidence that it is God. God will never call
you to do something that will not require His help and He will never withhold
His help from His assignment! So stop making excuses, accept what God has
instructed you to do, and step out on faith!
Confession for this day: Lord God.
I allow You to lead, guide, and direct me today and every day. I will not make
decisions without first seeking Your wisdom. Your wisdom and your guidance
ensure my success. I worship and praise you daily. I extol and exalt Your name.
You alone are worthy. You alone are the Most High. You alone are the King of Kings and Lord of
Lords. You sit on the circle of the earth and have all things in and under
control. I accept Your call, Your instruction, Your assignment. I step out on
faith and know that You will assist me in accomplishing Your will in my
life.
Jesus’
name.
Amen!

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