Tuesday, March 3, 2015

God's Not Done With You!


And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 NLT

MOSES is a great example for us. He saw a cause and felt he could make a difference. Instead of letting God work through him, he tried to fix things on his own. You may of done that also, and like Moses failed. But God isn’t done with you either.

11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”
14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”
15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. Exodus 2:11-15 NIV 

AT FORTY, MOSES FELT HE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG... AT EIGHTY, HE FELT HE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING RIGHT!

He had a dream to help set the Jews free! But made a mistake by trying to do it his way! So he runs away from it all!

GOD SHOWS UP IN A BURNING BUSH. The place of second chances!

The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey...

And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” Exodus 2:7-10 NIV 

MOSES GAVE UP ON MOSES, BUT GOD DIDN'T GIVE UP ON MOSES!

Moses thought he had DISQUALIFIED himself! But God recruits failures!

Moses thought he was UNQUALIFIED! But he forgot that God schooled him for 40 years in Palace 101!

The Egyptians taught Moses everything they knew, and he was a powerful man in both his speech and protocol. Acts 7:22 NCV

(Protocol - the accepted or established code of procedure or behavior.) 

GOD WAS PREPARING MOSES TO DELIVER ISRAEL AND MOSES DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT!

YOU MIGHT FEEL LIKE MOSES TODAY! You feel disqualified; you feel unqualified!

BUT GOD WAS PREPARING MOSES IN ADVANCE! And God is preparing you right now for your next step! When Moses begins to listen again to God at the Burning bush, he realizes that God goes before him to make it all work; Moses just has to show up! Wow, what a lesson for us!

We are God's work of art, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepares in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

GOD HIMSELF GOES OUT IN ADVANCE PREPARING THE WAY FOR US! 

GOD IS STILL PREPARING THE ROAD AHEAD; ALL YOU AND I HAVE TO DO IS SHOW UP!