So Abram (Abraham) went as the Lord had told him… (Genesis 12:4)
Here we are simply told that Abram went. God told him to leave (everything) and Abram left.
How I wish I could say the same. You just don’t know how badly I wish I could arrogantly tell you of the many times I know God has said, “Leave, go, give, help, provide, meet, love,” or an endless number of other things that I now know was Him saying, “do it!” …and I did it. But, in reality, too often I didn’t.
I am much more like Moses. When God says, “_________” (fill in the blank), I say, “But, I don’t speak well!”
…and then I’m reminded of God’s words to Moses,
“Who made your mouth?”
The message He had for Moses and me couldn’t be clearer!
“I’m fully aware that you can’t speak well.”
“If anyone knows how horrible a speaker you are… it’s Me!”
“I made your mouth, silly!”
“I gave you the mouth that can’t speak well!”
He drives home His point!
“I don’t need an eloquent speaker!”
“I don’t need one with the gift of gab!”
“Hey! Remember… I’m God! I don’t needanything!”
Praise the Lord our God works with the weak and beggarly. Moses would be the deliverer he was called to be. The Bible doesn’t hide man’s failures, but declares a sovereign God. Wouldn’t it have been neat though to read, “God said speak, and Moses spoke.” Wouldn’t it be great to say the same of us?
Abram was commanded to go. Moses was commanded to speak. We are commanded to…
Lord; give us hearts like your friend Abraham. Give us the mind and heart of Jesus.
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Bless you for reminding us here of the faithfulness of Abraham and way that God chose to use Moses with his speech impediment! Hallelujah!
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Amen. Great post thank you!
Yes, Lord, stir our hearts to take on adventures with You! This article reminded me that like Gideon…God calls all who follow Him to step out of the winepresses of fear, self, doubt, inaction, excuses, and striving, and to respond to Him in faith. What an incredible God who loves and teaches us to trust, then shows us His great strength made perfect in our weaknesses.
My automatic response when God asks me to do something is “I can’t do THAT!” I haven’t kept count but over the last few years, when called upon to do so many new things, it must be hundreds of times, if not thousands.
I must be a slow learner. My gracious God knows me better than I know myself, and He gently agrees with me that of course *I* can’t do it, but HE IN ME can and He wants to do it through me. Each time, He amazes me. I know my response should be “Here am I. Send me/use me”. Maybe next time . . .
We serve an amazing God!
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