Tag – You’re It!
March 12, 2020

Picture this: Life is good. I mean very good. You have a wonderful spouse, amazing children, and even get along great with your in-laws. The drama of your past is behind you and you are enjoying the peacefulness of your life. Suddenly, your world is turned upside by one word – Go!  In other words, “TAG – YOU’RE IT!”  I’m referring to Moses in the bible. His story of leaving the familiar to pursue God’s vision for his life has some invaluable lessons we can glean from:

1. God loves humanity and is concerned about their pain.  If we read the statistics of global issues, the findings are alarming. Hearing about all of the poverty, human trafficking, abused children, etc. can be overwhelming.  Although sin and diabolical forces have caused havoc in the earth, some blame God. On the contrary, God is deeply touched by what you and I are going through. Not one person is forgotten by our tenderhearted Heavenly Father.

(Exodus 3:7-8)  The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey….”

2. We are God’s hands extended in the earth.  Many people are diligently praying for a breakthrough.  God hears their prayers, then looks for a willing soul that will be a vessel for him to use.  Next, the Holy Spirit puts the problem or burden on your heart to help them. Your obedience to the leading of the Spirit and compassion for those around you are someone’s answer to prayer.

(Exodus 3:9-10)  “And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.  So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

3. God empowers those He calls.  Sometimes we think we are unqualified to do what God is asking us to do.  When we are asked to do something that’s out of our comfort zone, the first thing we do is make a list of our inadequacies. We forget that God knows us better than we know ourselves. He has made power and strength available through his Presence abiding in and with us.

(Exodus 3:11-12b)  “But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you.”

PRAY THIS PRAYER:

Merciful God, you are full of compassion, slow to anger, and great in mercy. Father fill my heart with compassion for what is dear to your heart.  Open my eyes to see the hurting people around me.  Help me to be your hands extended in the earth – demonstrating your love so that no one will feel forgotten. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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