[CF Devotionals] 2013-02-04 - What Would Moses Say?

Exodus 3:9-12, 4:1-8

But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" (Exodus 3:11 NIV)

God wanted me to go to Pharaoh, to bring the people out of Egypt. But who was I to do a large, momentous task? What credentials did I possess, to meet with Pharaoh? God said He would be with me. Guess that has to be enough.

Why not pick someone with a clean background? Was this a test or a punishment? God never mentioned these incidents. His focus was on the now, and how I could help Him.

I was glad God was going to save His people from oppression, but did He really want or need me? I knew plenty of men who could do the job; my brother Aaron does not mind talking. He's a natural. I was terrified to speak to Pharaoh. I was not good at making speeches; in fact, I avoided them at all costs.

I came up with enough excuses why I could not be the man to help deliver God's people, and still God didn't back down. So I need to start seeing how I can be the person, why God wants me to be that man. God's faith has taught me that He does not hold any grudges against me or my past sinful actions. For that, I am grateful. I am not the same man I was then. God wanted to use the person I've become.

God told me to cast my rod on the ground. I did, and it became a snake. God isn't kidding. God told me to take the viper by the hand, and when I reached for the snake, it became a rod once more. The Lord again proved His ultimate power through me, by making my healthy hand turn sickly - and then turning it perfectly healthy again.

Lord, How can I be the person You want me to be? In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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