TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL

WHEN GOD PICKS YOU FOR HIS MISSION

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Exodus 2 : 1-25

“So God heard their groaning and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.” -Exodus 2:24

Our God is a covenant-keeping God. The Bible tells us He can never lie or forget what He has spoken to His people. For God’s plans to be fulfilled through the centuries we see God use people—for which He needs to equip His servants to fit that role for which they have been called for.

When we see God respond to His people (Vs 24 &25), He didn’t think of a plan just then. Rather he was going to unfold a plan that he had been working on even before the foundations of the earth. It was only at that moment that His servant was ready for his service.

 

How did God prepare Moses to take on this huge responsibility of bringing the people of Israel out of bondage? The special work done on him for this task is a pattern for anyone called:

1. Separates us:  God can never work in a life that is divided in his / her devotion to Him.  As Jesus says in Matthew 10:37[NLT] – “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine;” So in Moses’ life, God separates him from both his-

  • Birth family: he had to break off from all family and community ties such that he was never recognized as one of them (Vs 14)

  • Adopted family- which held him to the world of glory, power and education (Vs 15)

God did this because of the Higher Calling over him, for which God had to give him a new identity as the ‘Man of God.’  Right through the church history we see God do this in many a life, taking simple folk and sending them as His representatives to the ends of the world to bring the lost into the fold.

2.Prepares us – Once God separates us He begins His meticulous work in each of us to become that perfect vessel He could use for the salvation of many. Even as this poem reads:

When God wants to drill a man,

And thrill a man, And skill a man

When God wants to mold a man

To play the noblest part;

 

When He yearns with all His heart

To create so great and bold a man

That all the world shall be amazed,

Watch His methods, watch His ways!

 

How He ruthlessly perfects

Whom He royally elects!

How He hammers him and hurts him,

And with mighty blows converts him

 

Into trial shapes of clay which

Only God understands;

While his tortured heart is crying

And he lifts beseeching hands!

 

How He bends but never breaks

When his good He undertakes;

How He uses whom He chooses,

And which every purpose fuses him;

By every act induces him

To try His splendor out-

God knows what He’s about.

– Anonymous

 

Moses felt the same  chipping and pruning in his life too. He was reduced from -

  • Ruler to servant

  • Affluence to poverty

  • Creativity to mundane activity

Though he could not understand why life had taken such a turn, God was preparing through the various hardships, a man fit for HIS MASTER’S SERVICE!

 

Are you facing loneliness, rejections, and accusations in return for your good work? Don’t be disheartened— The Master is just shaping you into that vessel he could use to save a few!

 

QUOTE FOR THE DAY :

“God created you on purpose for a purpose” -Lauren Gaskill

Listen:Take my life

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