Theme: My will, your way
Text: Exodus 4:2-4
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.4 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.
Before the short break, we were discussing the era of Moses. We left off by noting that God requires the Moses He wants to use to put the staff in their hands before Him. We will build on this point today.
God knows the end from the beginning. He knew that Pharoah’s magicians could also turn their staff into a snake. You are not the only one the system of this world has trained. The ideals impacted by the system has taken up the minds of the majority of people. For God to use you, He requires that you lay before Him all this knowledge and possessions you have. He will never take them from you like He never took the staff from Moses. But that same staff will be used to cause miracles that will be a blessing to others. The same skills and knowledge in your field of endeavour, when surrendered unto God, will be used by Him to bless the lives of many people.
We may all possess a staff that can turn into a snake, but if mine is surrendered unto God, it will overcome all the human wisdom. Joseph’s advise to Pharaoh could not have been suggested by His cabinet members; Daniel’s advice surpassed that of the other cabinet members. We all studied the same course in school or the same apprenticeship, but when mine is surrendered to God, exploits is all that I must do.
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