Have you ever felt like God wanted you to do something, but you didn't have the tools to do it? Two weeks ago, we talked about the story of Abraham and Isaac. Abraham had to take the most important thing in his life and lay it down on the altar for God, literally. God stopped Abraham from killing Isaac, but only after he knew that Abraham put God above everything else. That week, I asked you what was the "Isaacs" in your life that you needed to lay upon the altar and give to God. We wrote our Isaacs down on pieces of paper and brought them to God.
Then, last week, we talked about the fact that we may need to at times, go a little holy crazy. When we do, we are in good company with the prophets of the Bible, like Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Israel, Paul, Peter, and even Jesus. All it takes is 20 seconds to tell God, yes I will do what you want me to do. You don't have to know what that is; you just have to follow him. I invited you to text one of these words based on what God was giving you a holy nudge to do in your life.
For many of you last week, you may have still been scared to say yes to God because you might have felt like you didn't have enough to offer him. That's what brings us to our story today.
This week, we are looking at a crucial point in Moses' story. I love Moses' life because he is proof that God can use anyone. Moses was chosen from birth to be saved from death and be used for something great. He was taken as a Jewish baby into the house of Pharo. He was raised and educated as a child of Pharo.
"Nine times out of ten, failure is resorting to Plan B when Plan A gets too risky, too costly, or too difficult."
Read Judges 3:31, 5:6 and Isaiah 6:1-8.
- How can saying, "Here I am, send me" be the start of a new adventure of faith?
- What is your next step in your journey of following God with passion and commitment?
- How can you ask someone to support you with prayer and accountability?
Read Judges 6:11-18, Exodus 3:4-14.
- What are some excuses Moses made when God called him?
- What excuses are you making?
- How can you overcome these excuses?
- How do you see yourself glorifying God if you burned all the excuses and stuck with Plan A?