I love to read about Moses, the main character in Exodus. What a great life to study! His name is mentioned over 700 times in the Bible. He was chosen by God to lead the Israelites out of the bondage of slavery (thus the name of the book “Exodus”). He was obedient (in most things). . .he had a close personal relationship with God. . .he was used effectively even at the age of 120. And he persevered in the midst of difficult situations. He persevered because he saw Him who is invincible.
Moses meets God in a miraculous way, through a burning bush (Exodus 3:2). The fire symbolized God’s holiness and His powerful, consuming, and preserving presence. Moses meets God on an ordinary day through what was once an ordinary bush. . .but, the ordinary touched by the supernatural becomes the uncommon. God gets Moses’ attention. What does God have to do to get your attention? Remember, He has to get your attention before He presents Himself.
God tells Moses, “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt” (3:10). Moses, who 40 years earlier, had been only too eager to offer himself as a self-styled deliverer, is now timid, unsure of himself, and lacking self-assertiveness. God assures Moses that He will personally accompany him.
What is God asking you to do today for Him? Are you quietly explaining to Him that you are by no means a shining model of faith? Are you stuck in the rut of being focused on your own inabilities? Do you feel that you lack the power to achieve the task He’s assigned? GOOD! You never will achieve it, but God will! He is the same God that empowered Moses to lead the Isrealites out of bondage. . . and He is the same God who said: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” 2 Corinthians 12:9. Just go for it!