Today’s Tasting: Exodus 4-6: Today we read more about Moses being sent by the Lord to set the Israelites free from Pharaoh. The Lord told Moses to place his rod on the ground and God turned it into a serpent. Then He told Moses to pick up the serpent, and when he did, it turned back into a rod. God also turned Moses’ hand into a leper’s hand and then restored it. He did this so Moses could convince the people that God had sent him.
Yet Moses was still unsure about being the one chosen to approach Pharaoh. He was concerned that he was not a good enough speaker to demand the release of his people. So God told Moses to take his brother Aaron with him. And so Moses and Aaron went to Egypt as God had told them to do.
Moses and Aaron appeared before Pharaoh to demand the people be set free. Pharaoh refused to free the Israelites and retaliated by making life harder for them. He commanded his overseers to stop providing the straw the Israelites used to make bricks, forcing them to gather the straw themselves, while keeping the quota of bricks they were required to make the same. Moses returned to the Lord, worried that instead of freeing the people, Pharaoh had made them more miserable. God assured him that Israel would be delivered.
Today’s Nourishment: Today’s scriptures bring to mind some real emotions that many Christians experience. Has God ever called you to do something and you felt unworthy or unable to move forward? Have you ever wondered how you could possibly complete the calling? Have you ever freaked out and run from your calling and from God?
I know as I look back on my life I can see many times when God said, “Robin, you are to do … [you can fill in the blanks].” I would stand there like a deer in the headlights wondering if God knew who he was calling. Perhaps He meant the other Robin! I know you are smiling as you read this because you have been there too, at that fork in the road.
Today, when God calls you, do you step into what He has called you to do, or do you choose the other road and avoid the calling?
Do you know that God calls you to things that He alone will equip you to do? God does not call us to something then walk away. He will be there with you as you are obedient to do what He asks. He will equip you each step of the way. The example of Moses and Aaron in Today’s Tasting shows us how to allow God’s hand in our lives so that He receives the glory. Moses and Aaron listened, trusted, and obeyed.
What has God called you to do that you need to say yes to? Embrace it and take action, praying to God step by step as He guides and equips you!
Tomorrow’s Delight: Exodus 7-9
Name: Robin Hardy
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