Wednesday, January 16, 2019


When I'm between set Bible studies, I default back to reading Exodus.  Ya know, because of the whole "I wanna write a book about Exodus thing".  Plus I just really love the lessons.  I learn something new every time I read it.

In Exodus 3 and 4 GOD and Moses go back and forth.  GOD is telling Moses what He wants him to do.  Moses is telling GOD why he can't do what GOD wants him to do. Who among us can't relate to Moses?  We might not argue with GOD, or we might not admit to arguing with GOD, but we've had a lot of "yes, but" and "oh no way" conversations in our lives. 

Can you lead this ministry? 
"Yes but Suzy would do a better job"

You are so talented! You should sell those!
"Oh no way, I could never do that"

GOD uses other people to prod us along to the things He wants us to do.  He did with Moses, too. He gave Moses Aaron to help him.  Pay attention to those people, they are leading you.

The part that really, honestly, irks me is that GOD even told Moses what the hard part would be: "But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand" Exodus 3:19 ESV.  GOD told Moses Pharaoh would hassle him! 

So, Moses asked Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, Pharaoh said no then punished the Israelites.  And Moses freaks out.

Exodus 5

It irks me because we don't know what our roadblocks will be before we even start! That has been the cry of my heart for years "LORD, please just tell me what's going to happen and I'll be so happy." What a lie! I will not. I'll hurry GOD's plan along.  I'll skip over the lessons He has planned for me along the way. 

I end up getting upset with Moses.  It goes like this:

"Dude, Moses! You had it so easy! GOD told you Pharaoh was going to give you trouble and you still freaked out.  Why couldn't you just do what He told you to do?"

Oh wait!  As usual, I'm preaching to myself.  "Why can't I just do what GOD told you to do?" 

Because I want easy. But GOD never promised easy, did He?  Ummm, no he explicitly promised the opposite. 

Take heart.  Be relieved.  Maybe I can't know what my roadblocks will be but I can know that there will be roadblocks.  And that GOD will be there every step of the way.

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