June 10, 2017
Read: Exodus 4:1-17
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Scripture- Exodus 4:13-14a- But Moses again pleaded, “Lord, please! Send anyone else.” Then the Lord became angry with Moses. “All right,” he said. “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he speaks well."
Observations- Moses tried every way imaginable to get out of his unique calling from God. In spite of having experienced God in the fiery bush that wouldn't be consumed, he questioned God's ability to work through him. Moses not only says, "Send someone else," he says "Send anyone else!" God doesn't let Moses off the hook, but He does finally relent and allow for a spokesman to join him given his fear of speaking in public.
Application- God cares about our fears and concerns as it relates to our own unique calling, but ultimately, we shouldn't think He'll let us off the hook. There is no calling in Scripture where God simply releases someone: "Oh, you're not interested. OK, do your own thing and go your own way." God picked Moses. God has chosen you as well- perhaps not to lead a nation out of slavery into the Promised Land, but make no mistake that God is inviting you to love and serve Him more fully.
Prayer- O God, You are my Father, and I am grateful for all of the ways You are at work in my one and only life. You promise in You Word to open doors that no one can shut and shut doors that no one can open. I will wait and watched. I will plan to be ready when You speak. Help me hear Your call and not rest in my own excuses about why I'm inadequate and not up to the task, in Jesus' name.
P. S. - Do you have the gift of hospitality? We seeking new volunteers to serve on our Sunday morning Hospitality Teams to welcome our guests and members with smiling faces and snacks and drinks. We are forming two hospitality teams – would you consider being on one of the teams? Ask Rev. Vicki Harrison for more info (689-4161 or ).