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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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Today’s scripture reading:
Moses made excuses because he felt inadequate for the job God asked him to do. It was natural for him to feel that way. He was inadequate all by himself. But God wasn’t asking Moses to work alone. He offered other resources to help (God himself, Aaron, and the ability to do miracles). God often calls us to do tasks that seem too difficult, but he doesn’t ask us to do them alone. God offers us his resources, just as he did to Moses. We should not hide behind our inadequacies, as Moses did, but look beyond ourselves to the great resources available. Then we can allow God to use our unique contributions. (NLT)
Exodus 3:7-10 – Then the Lord told him, “you can be sure I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries for deliverance from their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. So I have come to rescue them from the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own good and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites live. The cries of the people of Israel have reached me, and I have seen how the Egyptians have oppressed them with heavy tasks. Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You will lead my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”
The Lord said, “I have . . . seen the misery of my people. . . . So I have come down to rescue them.” –Exodus 3:7-8 (NIV)
Stephane Brooks (Tennessee) titled his story “OPEN TO GOD’S GUIDANCE;” here is a portion of Stephane’s story:
“We were on our way from Nashville, Tennessee, to Camp Sumatanga in Alabama. The beautiful stretch of highway promised smooth driving, until a huge orange sign indicated a detour. . . . We waited at intersections and stopped at stop signs. . . . As we drove through neighborhoods, we were confused. . . .
“Some of life’s experiences sidetrack us. Others bring us to a crossroads. They bring us to places of doubt and questioning. God extends an invitation to be open to God’s guidance especially in times of doubt and confusion.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today I will listen for what God is inviting me to do.
Prayer: Gracious God, in the midst of doubt, encourage us to seek and trust your guidance. Amen.
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