October 23

Sorry Not Me


Still 'fine-tuning' our process. You can get to the original article HERE

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.


It’s not like Moses was in a crowd of willing participants
and bowing out in a show of false humility. He was alone with God at the
burning bush and being very specifically asked to respond to God’s call. God
could not be any more personal in specific. So, how does Moses reply?



Exodus 4:

13 But
Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”



Moses’ fifth excuse was to respectfully decline. He used his
manners, but his heart was giving a flat out ‘no’. How many times can God ask,
and a person reluctantly bow out? Moses makes me realize that God can ask us to
do difficult things and it’s in our human nature to resist. Compare this to
Isaiah’s response, ‘Here am I. Lord, send me.’


What would it take for Moses to have a change of heart?



Exodus 4:

14 Then
the Lord’s anger burned against Moses, and he said, “What about your brother,
Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet
you, and he will be glad to see you. 15 You shall speak to him
and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you
what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will
be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But
take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”



Have you ever had a disagreement with someone and gave every
reason to support your position until the conversation had been exhausted?
Then, when it’s over you realize that the other party was right and that you
had difficulty accepting the inevitable.


Finally, after God reiterated the call and gave every
accommodation to help Moses see the validity, Moses went home to his
father-in-law and announced that he had to go to Egypt to see if any of his
relatives were still alive. Moses’ will, is slowly bending toward God but he
cannot fully admit yet that God is right. That would have to come later.


When God is calling, he wants to answer all of your
objections and give you assurance of His direction. It may come in the form of
providing you with people that will assist, miracles of provision and open
doors, and a way that you can respond.



See also....
Humble Servants And Going The Distance


Inspiration, Rev Kevin Rogers

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