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Day 23 (Category: God’s Leading)

Today’s Reading: Exodus 7-8, Matt. 15:1-20

Today’s Reflection:
Ex. 7:7 And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.

It’s never too late to make an impact for Christ! Here, Moses was 80 years of age, and his sidekick Aaron was 83. To me, this is absolutely fascinating. Often is the case that we are led to believe that our “best” years are during young adulthood, when we are at the top of our game physically speaking. However, God often does things much differently than we would. I believe that God chose this age at which to use Moses and Aaron, if for no other reason, than to ensure that all beholding would know that it was not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of God that Israel would be delivered from Egyptian bondage! Just think about it; would you send two elderly people to the super power of the world, demanding they relinquish their power over their entire slave trade? If it were me, I admit that I would pick out the brightest, healthiest, stoutest individuals I could for the task, and yet God waits until Moses and Aaron are not at their best either mentally or physically. This just goes to show that God does not worry about the things that we often worry about. Sometimes, we just don’t get it do we! After all the times God does things like this in the scriptures, and yet we still find ourselves taking into consideration OUR abilities when God calls us to a task. We should, however, understand by now that any time God calls us to a task, He never relies on our strength to get the job done; He always depends upon His own! Given, He does choose to use us to be His spokesmen, but even then, we are only speaking what He instructs us to speak. We then learn that the ONLY power that exists in the exchange between God’s purpose, and His call on us to be involved in that purpose, is found in His word. The only thing that matters is what HE says, and whether or not we respond appropriately to His words. This is really all He has ever asked of us, is to respond to His word in faith and obedience. The rest is up to Him to complete. So, how about you? Is your mind filled with all the reasons why God shouldn’t ask you to server in the capacity you feel He is calling you? Or, like Moses and Aaron, are you willing to simply trust and obey His instructions, no matter how limited you may feel, either in age, or strength, or anything else for that matter?

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