How many times is God calling you talk to someone around you? Do you have to boldness to step out of your comfort zone and speak to them? Or do you cower under your fear not sure why God would be asking you to say anything? Here in Exodus, we get to listen in to the conversation between God and Moses. God has met Moses in the wilderness speaking to him through the burning bush I would hope if God showed up in my life speaking through a burning bush I would listen.
“Now go and call together all the elders of Israel. Tell them, ‘Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—has appeared to me. He told me, “I have been watching closely, and I see how the Egyptians are treating you.“
Moses self-described himself as an introvert. Each time God asked him to go lead the people out of Egypt and speak to Pharaoh he would ask God to send someone else or send him help. Many might surmise he was trying to avoid doing what God had called him to. Moses may have felt unworthy of the task he was given. He had not left Egypt on the best of circumstances and the people of Israel, in his eyes, thought of him as no different than those who were oppressing them.
We are reminded here that God is concerned with what is happening to His people he created. For those who think God doesn’t care about humans on this earth have truly never read the bible. Here and all over we see that God wants to have a relationship with all mankind and deals with the oppression of those who love him.
How would you respond if God called you to speak to the leaders of your nation, province, state, city or community? If God told you that he wanted you to gather the leaders and tell them that what they are doing to the people of God is wrong and they need to repent. Moses was not a public speaker. He had no reason to be listened to by Pharaoh, God empowered him with the Holy Spirit with boldness and courage to make a stand. Jesus spoke with boldness and confidence, He also promised that the same power and works that He did we can do to. Jesus calls us to go into the world and tell them about the love that God has for them. About forgiveness, He has provided by His sacrifice on the cross.
We may never experience a burning bush moment, or Gods voice audible. But God speaks to us every day in our reading of the Bible, prayers and worship. That voice in our head guiding us may sound like our own voice but if we listen closely we realize that it is in tune with God’s will and He is speaking to us. What is God asking you to do today?
Father, we thank you that you are still speaking to us today. As we dig deep into our bibles, take time to pray and worship you we ask direction in what is next. Give us courage and boldness to share your love with those around us. Let us not ignore what you are calling us to do. Use us. Amen