Week of 3/17/19 - Pages 82-91

I don’t know about you but have you ever thought that God just isn’t listening? I know I have. In our fast paced world we usually want something and we want it now. Thankfully, God’s timing is perfect, because He knows our hearts. We see this when the Lord sought out Moses because the Lord had heard his people’s cries. Moses doubts the call because he isn’t listening. The Lord instructs Moses to tell the people who He is, “I AM WHO I AM, Yahweh, the God of your ancestors. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations.” God gives Moses assurance that he will not be alone.

What I love and am always amazed at is that God is the same today, as he was yesterday and will be tomorrow.  As I read these passages what stood out to me was its all in God’s timing and that it’s not about me. Rather its when the Lord calls on me. Am I listening? Its about how  the Lord sees me. That I am enough. Often times I can easily get in the way of what the Lord wants me to do, because I have my own agenda, a plea bargain, or self doubt. It’s when I get out of the way and let the Lord lead. It is then that I discover that the Lord fills me up and I sense His presence.

Time after time we are reminded that the Lord uses people like you and me. His promises hold true then and now. He is with us every step of the way. Moses is a great example. We see it when Moses pleads with the Lord and says, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” I love how the Lord asks 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?”  Then the Lord tells Moses to go and reminds him, “I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what you are to say.” This is our reminder that the Lord is with us every step of the way.  When we have doubts we can be assured that we are not alone. 

It’s our obedience to Him and resting in His truths. What we lack in ourselves, the Lord sees as great and uses for good. The Lord doesn’t seek to cause us harm rather he seeks to make us succeed. He uses us to make himself known. We cannot and should not be afraid to step out in faith.