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Powered by 4 - Mar. 17, 2011

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Me…Do What???

today's reading.
Exodus 2:23-3:22    During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God...
Exodus 2:23

think about it.
How does God remember His people? What is Moses' first response to God (3:2-6)? What's his response after God outlines his new mission (3:11-13)? What does this show you about God keeping His promises? Valuing His people?

the blog.
God appears to Moses through a burning bush to commission him to rescue the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. God plainly and confidently tells Moses, "'Come, I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt'" (Exodus 3:10). But Moses isn't so confident. He hesitates and balks and questions his ability (which by the way, also serves to question God's decision making ability). Not a particularly good response.

So the next time God puts an opportunity before you that seems improbable, scary or overwhelming, how will you respond? What can we do to reduce or eliminate those "but…." or "You want me to do what?" responses out of our answers to God? Tami W.

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