Sunday, June 13, 2010

Moses- Reluctant Leader

Today we commenced on a several week journey through Biblical stories that might be found on Page 6 of the New York Post.  Our study starts with Moses.  We find Moses learning how to be a man of action in the face of great adversity.  In Exodus 2-4 Moses reluctantly jumps into action as he sees a fellow Hebrew being beaten to death.  He pauses and looks both ways before helping him.  He then kills the person beating the Hebrew.
Later, he tries to become the peacemaker and dispense with a dispute between two Hebrews and they ask if he will kill them too as he did the Egyptian.
He flees.  Pharaoh wants him dead because of it.
Later, God calls him into ministry to free his fellow Hebrews.  He provides several excellent excuses for why he should not go and save the Hebrews.
1. Who am I?
2. What is they don't believe me?
3. What is they listen and call me a liar?
4. I am not a good public speaker.
5. Oh Lord, please send someone else.
Not the leader you think of when considering Moses leading the Hebrews from slavery.
Think of your own spiritual life.  How many times have you made excuses when called into ministry or given particular opportunities to serve God?  Today, please open your heart, mind and soul.  Be available and open to the leading of the Spirit.  May God speak to you in a profound and deep way and may you listen and act.
Go in peace and go with God.

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