Show Me Your Glory!
We just wrapped up our study “Show Me Your Glory” in the life of Moses. I can relate so much of my life to what I learned these last several months. I am not at all comparing myself to Moses and the amazing life he lived as a servant of God but I always make the Word of God as personable as possible to my own life. We always should make it applicable for ourselves!
Moses learned of God at an early age by his faithful family and he remained committed to the Lord, even though he was brought up in the most worldliest surroundings. I’m sure being raised in the royal palace, having the best of the best, getting whatever he wanted at the snap of a finger, not wanting for anything, made for a very easy life. Yet Moses saw his Hebrew brethren suffering as they slaved under Pharaoh’s rule and that broke his heart. It came to a point where Moses took matters into his own hands when he murdered an Egyptian for beating a Hebrew brethren and then escaped into the desert for fear of his own life. It’s there where God used the next 40 years to develop the man that would lead the nation Israel out of bondage.
I see a man who learned of the Lord at an early age and in God‘s faithfulness kept His Word hidden in his heart despite life circumstances. Prob. 22:6 I see a man who greatly sinned, yet was greatly forgiven. 1 John 1:9. I’m sure Moses thought his life was brought to just being a shepherd in the field tending for his father-in-law. Moses was probably very grateful and content where he was, until one ordinary day when the Lord showed up in a burning bush! Again we see God‘s faithfulness. Ex. 34:6 I see a man used so greatly by the Lord as an anointed leader to set His people free and give them the abundant life they were promised! Deut. 30:3
This is so personal to me because it doesn’t matter our upbringing, I know God can use us. It doesn’t matter our failures, I know God can use us. It doesn’t matter where we’ve come from, what we’ve done, the Lord always, always wants to use us for His glory. He created each one of us with a special design to bring glory to his name. Jer 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Whether God is using you to be a blessing by sending someone a card, making a meal, visiting the elderly, helping in children’s church, sharing Jesus at the grocery store, taking care of babies at home, being an example in the workplace... “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt 5:16 Today ask Jesus to show you His glory and He will be faithful to do so!