Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Being Moses in my 4:12 Life

"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and the attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

Despite the attack, I am continuing on in my 4:12 Life. I'm reading in Exodus, about Moses. In Chapter 3, Moses has gone from being a prince in Egypt to a mere shepherd in the desert. His life is defined more by what he's lost at this point than by what he's gained. Boy, can I identify with that! I can tell you the exact moment when my life began a downward spiral into desertdom (is that a word?). Life was going along swimmingly, just like it was for Moses in Egypt, then BAM! We were fleeing to Midian. And there we've been, feeling kinda lost. But you know what? God found Moses RIGHT THERE IN THE DESERT. And spoke to him in a most fantastic way through a burning bush. I wonder, would Moses have noticed the burning bush in Egypt? I think not.

God knows where I am. And He has not forgotten me. God will call me by name (He knows my name!) and tell me what He wants me to do. My current situation is only a chapter in a much bigger story - a story of redemption. God is still all about freeing His people from slavery - the slavery of sin. "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32

God wants all of us to be Moses - to lead people to freedom from sin through Jesus Christ. Now I, like Moses, am the first to say, "Me? You want ME to do that? Surely there's someone else more qualified!" But the Bible tells me not to doubt myself - nothing is too big for God. So when I feel afraid, I must know that I need not be. Did you know it says "Do not be afraid" 365 times in the Bible? That's one for each day of the year! Awesome!

I truly believe God is leading me right now. He's leading me to a place I so desperately need to be. Is God speaking to you? Are you perhaps not noticing what He's saying? It sure would be nice if we all got a literal burning bush from which to hear God's voice! But we do have His Word, and by living in that Word, He is speaking to us every day. We just have to listen.


Debbie said...

It is so hard to give in and listen to what he is calling me to! I needed this little reminder.

forgetfulone said...

What an uplifting post!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I loved reading about your 4:12 Life challenge. I've been doing that for several years now. I don't always finish by the end of the year, but I've grown so much. You will be amazed at how God blesses you for your faithfulness.

Misty Dawn said...

You inspire me, and I appreciate your taking the time to write this.

I did not know that "Do not be afraid" is written 365 times... that is seriously awesome!

Jenny86753oh9 said...

I love that you're really sticking with this 4:12 challenge...I probably would've petered out 2 after starting it. I can already hear the change in you!