There was a manager who had to select someone for an assignment. Two members of staff applied for the role and they were equally qualified. The manager prayed, but there was no answer and he felt inadequate and unprepared for the meeting. At that moment in time, the Lord prompted him to let the two staff members decide between themselves who would be the better candidate.
He is Adequate
The Lord said to Moses, Why do you cry to Me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward!
Lift up your rod and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the Israelites shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
When God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, he felt that he was the least qualified to take that role. Rather than look at the excellent training that he had through living in Pharaoh’s palace, he began to list all of his inadequacies. Moses almost lost his privilege by asking God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11).
God’s purpose for Moses’ life was distinct and definite, He assured him saying ‘I will send you’.
Like Moses, we may be questioning God and doubting the things that He has placed in our hands. If we change our focus to what He has given us, His true and faithful Word will change our attitudes so that we will trust in what He has already said to us.
Today God wants us to know that we may look to our past failures and feel inadequate, but He is able to help us in this and every situation.
You know all my inadequacies, but I am adequate in You. I live with that confidence. What is in me is greater than what is in the world. Amen.
God Bless you
Theo and Manju
Moving forward can suddenly come to a dead end unless we exercise the faith that the Lord has given us.
And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”
The people of Israel had seen many miracles by the hand of God. The Lord showed them that they were a chosen generation, as none of the plagues which came upon the Egyptians affected them.
They now had moved out of Egypt and were camping by the Red Sea and the armies of the Egyptians were fast approaching them. Hearing the noise of the Egyptian army and their horses coming towards them, the Israelites panicked and got very anxious.
In a moment, they forgot that they were a chosen generation and had the protection of the Lord, and cried in anxiety. The roaring of the sea on one side and the battle cry on the other side was too much for them.
The Lord can move the sea apart for us because we are His chosen people, but we need to be prepared to move forward in faith. We will always see the enemies roar, but that cannot swallow us. We will always walk on dry land because He goes before us. Therefore be prepared to give thanks for all that he has done for you in the past and move forward in confidence.
I come to You in Jesus’ name and thank You for all the miracles that You have done in my life. You have always opened doors when they have been shut and I believe that You will guide me in my way forward. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo and Manju
A few years ago we were on holiday when one of our dear friend’s young son had an accident that dislodged his shoulder bone. He was in severe pain, but the gentle hands of the doctor reset the bone and relieved his pain.
Reset & Restore
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
The apostle Paul is calling all Christians to serve one another in love. The word restore, means to reset. Like a shoulder bone that is out of joint, often someone in the body of Christ may be out of joint with their walk with Christ. Such a person needs the same gentleness of a physician to put them back in alignment with God’s Word. We are here taught to deal tenderly with those who are overtaken in a fault.
Those who are mature Christians are especially called to recognize those around us who need such tender restoration. When this is done with the spirit of meekness and love, it brings comfort to those who are overtaken with their fault and helps them to recover and fit back in position in the body of Christ.
May I be the tender hands that can bring those who are out of joint from Your Body. Help me to bear the burdens of others, and thereby fulfilling Your law of love. Amen.