Good morning, God. Once again, slow to rise and then distracted. Satan loves to try and keep me from spending time with you, but I need not fear him. I only need to clothe myself in your full armor and turn and tune my heart to you.
So, in my routine distraction, I looked at the bible app on my phone and read the following daily verse:
Romans 15:4: “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
The NIV version says: “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”
What an encouraging scripture, oh Lord! It’s exactly what has been happening to me as I study the life and times of Moses. One of the most encouraging and affirming things is realizing how human Moses was and how human I am. Moses was born to do great work for you and he saw miracle after miracle and yet he still doubted his ability to do his part. It took him 80 years to figure out that it was not in HIS power, but yours that all those things would be done!
God, I pray that it doesn’t take me 80 years to get to that point. I WANT to be ready now. But, I also know that it is in YOUR time. Just know, Lord, that my heart and desire is on go. My desire is ready when you are ready. I love you dear Lord, with all my heart, all my strength and all my soul. Be with me as I go through this day and let me be aware of your presence each passing moment. Help me to walk and talk and react like you would on this day. I need you. Without you, I am nothing. Amen and Ehmen.
Dear Child of Mine,
I am so happy that you are feeding your burning desire to learn more about Me through My Word. This desire comes from Me, don’t ever doubt that. And, it is a part of your training and preparation period. The standoff between Me and Moses in the desert as he marched toward Egypt to fulfill my purpose was about him getting his own house in order before he could fulfill the purpose I had for him. How could he have faced the Israelites as one of their own, sent by Me to bring them out of slavery, when he had not even fulfilled the covenant of circumcision on his own son. Keep studying, child. I will open My Word up to you like you never imagined. Things that happened thousands of years ago still have application. This is what I mean when I say “My Word is alive.” Every word came from My very own breath, child. And, I am timeless. I am happy you see yourself in Moses. I see him in you as well. That’s why I have picked you for your purpose. Keep learning from him and realizing that I am using you now, whether you feel worthy or ready. Don’t let fear or insecurity stand in your way. Push them aside and repeat after me, out loud, “Satan, get thee behind me.” He’s going to use your humanness to try and stall you, but just remember my son Moses. Nothing, and I mean nothing, kept me from using him to fulfill his purpose and my will and nothing will keep me from using you either. Embrace that. Relax and enjoy the ride. You are an integral part of the greatest story ever told. You are a part of My Story and I love you with all My heart. Go in peace, child, and enjoy your day. I will be with you every step of the way.
Writer’s Note: It is amazing how words from my own “Me and Thee” journals find their way back to me at just the right time to elevate and encourage me. Dear Lord, thank You for continually pursuing me. Please help me to remember these words and to be able to put work and everyday life in its place…always and in all ways behind You and the Purpose for which You have gifted me. I pray the same for everyone reading this today. It is in Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen and Ehmen.