“Here I am!” Moses replied.
I am a strong believer of the Holy Spirit’s promptings. The promptings of praise. Of obedience. Of reverence. Of thankfulness. And of action.
I trust there are times when God wants an immediate response to His promptings. And when He wants decision-making from His people. Through prayer, preparation, and praise.
I intentionally try to live for God. And I use the word try because there has to be a conscious effort on every Christians heart, tongue and walk to everyday draw nearer to God. To say with cause that there is someone greater than I whom I continue to fall in love with daily. That I’m more than cool with His ways not being my ways, His thoughts not being my thoughts. It’s His heart I’m after. His heart I desire.
The character and history of Moses intrigues me. Qualities (insecurities at times) relative to my own. How God took his insecurities and developed them purposely for a glory only God could receive. The moment Moses drew near, to take a closer look God began the journey with him. The high above, side by side, all around nature of God would accomplish in Moses nothing that he could see or do by his self.
The promptings, conversations and interaction with God stirred up every kind of emotion and question inside of Moses. ‘Who am I to take these people from here to there?’ ‘Who am I to appear before the king of Egypt?’ ‘What if they won’t believe me, let alone listen to me?’
Most of our questions to God and to others have an emotional connection and awaited response attached to them. Although we reply casually to some of them we really want to connect. Be reassured that we’re not alone. That our hesitance and resistance if placed in the hands of God are just preludes to the happenings before the journey. Promptings from the Holy Spirit that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
God in His frustration never gave up on Moses. He never once said because you won’t do this I’m not doing that. Aaron, Moses’ brother, spoke under the authority of God and Moses was empowered to perform miracles. And God’s plan for Moses and His people continued on as promised.
So let’s go Christians!
When we draw nearer to God and His promptings we can rest assured in the Holy Spirit and the work He’s doing in our lives.
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