By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: My Will, Your way
Text: Exodus 4:1-5
Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A staff,” he replied.
The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”
Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.
We have all been sent to our various domains of influence as instruments of change. This is in response to God’s hearkening of the cry of the people. As emissaries from the God, we have been sent to rescue the people.
Before God sent Moses to Egypt, Moses asked for a sign that will make the people of Israel believe he was sent by Him. Amidst the options God could choose from, He asked him to throw down his shepherd’s staff. He was later asked by God to pick it up by the tail after it had turned into a snake. The shepherd’s staff signified Moses’ forty years of experience as a shepherd. In essence, God was trying to emphasize that before God can use you, you need to lay down your possessions at His feet. Every kind of experience, skills, material possessions needs to be put before Him. Then God then asks us to pick up our experience, skills, possessions; but this time, they are viewed as instruments that God is using for miracles.
Beloved, I find it interesting to note what Paul exhorts the church to do: “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17). It is not now what you want to say or do, but what God has commanded you to do. So in conclusion, beloved, use everything you have to the glory of the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:31).
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