AUTHORITY, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 9/17/20 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
“…Then the LORD asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth?… Is it not I, the LORD?.”
(Exodus 4:11, NLT)
Use What You Have
When God told Moses to go and tell Pharaoh, “Let My people go,” Moses said, “God, I can’t do that. I don’t speak well. I stutter.” Moses was saying, “God, I don’t have what it takes. You didn’t give me that gift. I’m afraid.” He kept making excuse after excuse until the Scripture says, “God became angry with Moses.” He was angry because Moses saw his gift as not enough. He’s displeased when we’re not using what He’s given us, when we’re making excuses, discounting our gifts. God said to Moses, “Who made your tongue?” He was saying, “Moses, I created the universe. I flung stars into space. You didn’t get shortchanged. You’re not lacking anything.” God would not ask you to do something if He hadn’t already given you what you need. Quit saying, “If I was as gifted or good looking as they are, I could do something great.” No, take the talent you have and develop it. If you’ll use what you have, God will give you more.
A Prayer For Today
“Father, thank You for the gifts and the talents You put in me. Thank You that I don’t have to have what I think is a big gift for You to use me in a great way. I will be faithful to develop what You’ve given me and trust You to give me more as I increase it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Great thought this morning. And right on time. I just finished writing a letter of support for a young woman who wanted to settle for a C or D marriage. She has a brilliant mind, My counsel was to get busy with God’s work and Mr. Wright will come being prepared by God to be an A+ husband… That if we first seek the Kingdom of God that our Creator has told us that all the stuff we need will be added to us. So don’t go by who you use to be. In Christ Jesus you are a brand new Creation and need only to simple walk in the Spirit. Just in humility and loving obedience submit your freewill to the LORD with all your heart and the rest is then up to HIM.
That is a great story about Moses and his stuttering and so God sent along Aaron, his brother, to give him a hand. But once there, seems to me, Moses did all of the talking. Should get out that old copy of “The Ten Commandments” with Charlton Heston with the family sometime and watch it again… really a great film…I especially loved the scene where God wrote the big 10 in the rocks with Moses standing there…. Charlton Heston certainly made a great Moses….
In prayer last night was working with the Holy Spirit to get a better understanding of Godly Authority. In the world we have totally reversed the meaning of authority from what God has set for eternal authority. Man’s approach is to get authority by the use of one kind of force or another. Communists, Muslims and Hindus are all trying to gain power by killing others.
With God, Power is not an issue. His position is from all power and authority and comes from a position of LOVE. That we come to HIM in faith and love in humility because we want to learn how to become obedient. Because we see that being obedient to God is the very best way to live our lives.. God had created in our soul a freewill that is like HIM. The use of our freewill is totally up to us as to what we decide to do. We can choose the darkness or the light, up to us. I once had a vision of being in a totally black room. I was standing to the side of the room but I could not even make out what the room looked like as it was totally dark. Then Jesus opened the door on one end of the room and HIS brightness totally filled the room and HE walked across the room to the other side and made a door of white light and walked out that new door. So now the room had a light at one end and could be seen as all black with one door of pure white light. And as soon as HE left lucifer came in the black door with paint buckets and began to paint pastel colors all around the room. A little purple for pride, a little green for greed, a little pink for passion and so on till the only thing left in the room that was black was the door where he came into the room. And after the painting he left by that same black door. Now as we enter this temporary room or dimension of life as we know it and we are confronted with Pastels to choose from. But only Christ shines through as Savior, Priest and King with the balance of the 3 primary colors to make white light. So our Creator simply want’s us to learn to love, trust and obey Him so He can help us to become like Him and be HIS family for eternity. But He is not about to turn the darkness, pride and rebellion loose in HIS timeless universe. Look what is has done to planet earth. lucifer had a choice, Adam had a choice, Jesus had a choice and now you have a choice.
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