TOPIC: You Can Do It
TEXT: Exodus 3:11-22(NKJV)
11. But Moses said to God, “Who [am] I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
12. So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this [shall be] a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”
13. Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, [when] I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What [is] His name?’ what shall I say to them?”
14. And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
15. Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This [is] My name forever, and this [is] My memorial to all generations.’
16. “Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, ‘The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, “I have surely visited you and [seen] what is done to you in Egypt;
17. “and I have said I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.” ‘
18. “Then they will heed your voice; and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt; and you shall say to him, ‘The LORD God of the Hebrews has met with us; and now, please, let us go three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.’
19. “But I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not even by a mighty hand.
20. “So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in its midst; and after that he will let you go.
21. “And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed.
22. “But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, namely, of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing; and you shall put [them] on your sons and on your daughters. So you shall plunder the Egyptians.”
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 5th December 2020
STUDY: God knows your capacity and He knows your strength. Quite often, people who are fit for great mission often think themselves unfit. Considering the state in which Moses found himself, it was natural for him to act the way he did. Put yourself in the same picture and imagine what it will look like to be called out from the bush to go and give the President of your country the kind of message Moses received. But God was not asking Moses to work alone; He would go with him.
Another thing Moses feared was how to convince his own people on the mission. His previous experience with them when he wanted to assist them was not encouraging because he was exposed for committing murder. But one with God is majority;this time, there was no cause for alarm. He was to work under divine protection and leading; God would only use him to fulfil His purpose.
You are born for a purpose. Every experience of your life may be to succeed in that purpose. Be careful not to reject that calling. If you are sensitive in the spirit, you will know the call of God upon your life. It may be to help others, encourage the weak, bring the knowledge of Christ to your people, change things around you for good, etc. Accept the offer and do it. The Lord is with you.
PRAYER: Oh Lord, I am now ready to obey. Help me to surrender my will to you.
Daily Fountain Quote of the Day
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”– Martin Luther King Jr.
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 5th December 2020 – The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England.