November 8, 2015
So this morning before church, I was reading a day from my one year Bible. I finished that day, but then I had to go on. I finished that next day, but I still had to go on. I had just started the book of Exodus and was reading about Moses. Now I am sure we have all heard of or about Moses in Sunday school classes, and how he led the people out of slavery. But this is the first time I had read the story from the Bible, to this point I have only heard it, or saw it from a movie.
Now the number one thing that stood out, was the Burning Bush scene, where Moses first encounters God and has this awesome experience. Now the reason this part stands out so much, is because this is the first time, out of five, that Moses doubts God. We can see from Exodus 3:11, 13 and 4:1, 10, 13 that Moses pleads and begs God to find and use someone else. The doubting comes after a few miracles happen, 1) the Burning Bush, 2) the staff and serpent, and 3) the severe skin disease that came from Moses sticking his hand in his cloak. Now most of us might stop and think, if God said to me, verbally, to go and do His work, I would run to it. Heck, if He did these other miracles, then I would run faster than ever to get started. But would we?
So many times we have signs shown to us, I see different things going on all around me in my life that clearly point to Christ and nothing and no one else. It takes great faith to trust and believe in God, but He promises over and over that He will be there for us. Exodus 4:11-12, Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” Then immediately after that, Moses says, please, send anyone else.
So many times, that is us, we ask God to take this mission or task, and hand it off to someone else, but God knows what He is doing, and He chose us, you, and me, for a reason. Don’t doubt God, let Him work in and through you to do many miracles. Another verse that I read in the Bible happened to be on the same day, how ironic, Matthew 17:20, “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Put your faith and trust in God!