Focus on the I AM | Redeemed Study

July 24, 2016

I am re-studying Exodus. It blows my mind at I am re-studying Exodus. It blows my mind at how once you re-read something, you realize you missed so much, or you begin to connect the dots much faster. I LOVE Exodus. It truly illustrates how God's beautiful plan and trust worthy promises always follow through. 

Today is day four of Kristin Schmucker Redeemed Study. We study here how God spoke to Moses. While Moses was tending his flock, the Angel of the Lord appeared through a burning bush to him. Let's step back a few steps. Moses was a high living Egyptian. His life was pretty good. Yet, Moses still served humbly and meekly. Okay, we can step forward now. Burning bush. Moses was called over alone -- away from everyone so God could speak to Moses. Moses was set apart.  When we draw ourselves away from the world, sometimes we can see a lot clearer what God wants for us. I, personally, am a victim of FOMO (fear of missing out). The feeling of rejection overwhelms me. I feel victimized but really I am just being sanctified. Purposely, God sets us apart, so we can hear clearly His plan. 

Exodus 3:7 // "And the Lord said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their tasksmasters, for I know their sorrows."

God tells Moses that He has not only seen, heard, and known the plight of His people, but He has also come. He sees His people's hurts. He hears His people's cries. He promises to fulfill His promise that He made to Abraham way back in Genesis -- He would deliver His people to the promise land. Okay, here is where God reveals His great plan. He asks Moses to be His messenger. Moses is tasked to do God's Will. As Christians, that is our mission -- carry out God's will and give back the praise. Quickly, Moses saw that He was not equipped on His own. He tried to make excuses. "His speech did not make him a qualified person to do this". Moses was not an eloquent speaker nor was he quick on his toes. That did not stop God. This is an example of how God does not use the qualified. He uses His people -- His people are not perfect. No, Moses could not do this on His own. With God on His side, he was more than equipped. Our own weaknesses consume us. We tend to focus more on ourselves than our God. When God told me to go into the middle school ministry, I was hesitant. How could I speak to these kids? I jumble my words and don't always have the words to say. How could I do this? 

"It is so easy for us to focus on the "I", but the Lord is the I AM" - Kristin Schmucker. 

We may not be Holy, Mighty, and Worthy, but our God is. I quickly realized that I am being called for a purpose. This was not a mistake. In my weakness, He will fulfill it with His power. 

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