Aburning bush. God speaking to Moses, giving him a frightening but important calling. As you read today’s verses, you might have been thinking, "Does God still use His people in miraculous ways like He did with Moses?" Yes! In Ephesians 3:20-21, we read: “Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” God is always at work in His people for His good kingdom purposes— whether that involves a burning bush experience or just everyday ministry to others (Romans 8:28-39). But here’s the thing. When God completes His projects, He doesn’t need us to work His plan because He’s already immensely powerful (Romans 1:20)! But, in His goodness and wisdom, He chooses to use us—to deepen our relationship with Him and with others. But do we need perfection for God to use us? No! Think back to Moses: when God called him, he came up with every excuse in his brain not to go to Pharaoh. He felt like he wasn’t fit for the job, and, the truth is, we aren’t by ourselves. But, in Christ, we are a fit for the job because Jesus is with us (Matthew 28:20)! His Holy Spirit will lead us to the right paths to take (Proverbs 3:6). What’s more? In Christ, we are “holy, faultless, and blameless” (Colossians 1:21-23). That’s because He sent Jesus, who was sinless, “to be sin for us” (2 Corinthians 5:21). We don’t even have to worry about how we compare to others (Galatians 6:4). As believers in Jesus, we are God’s precious children, and He wants to work through us, which is possible because we are in relationship to Him (John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8-10). • Tiara Lamb • Have you seen God move through yourself or others? • Is there anything you feel led by God to do? If so, who are trusted Christians you can talk with—such as pastors, counselors, or youth leaders—to seek wisdom about what to do next (Proverbs 11:14)? For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 (CSB)
God Wants Me To Do What!?
August 5, 2020
August 5, 2020 • Emily Tenter • READ: EXODUS 3:1–4:17