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Exodus 4:1-5:21

A couple of days back, to be precise, yesterday (my how time flies), I mentioned that I thought Moses’ reluctance to be sent by God wasn’t based on his Public Speaking talent or lack there of, but on the knowledge that he had committed a crime, he was a murderer. Guilt has a way of always sitting in the back our minds and coloring all our reasons we disguise as excuses, hmmm.

I have taken note of how many people, myself included, don’t really ask the question or state the true problem but the issue is couched in terms of, “I know somebody who …” or, we play ring-a-round-the-rosy in our attempt to avoid the true problem or question and hid behind our “stuff.” God has not of that and all though He doesn’t come right out and say what Moses’ issues are (Moses would probably deny them), He does not let Moses escape from His purpose. Think God is still doing that today?

I think we in the Western Cultures escape into new technologies, cell phones, blackberries, the got to stay in touch stuff, as an attempt to drown out the calling, the purpose God has assigned to each and every individual. We create our own ministries (our vocations/employment/careers) to run from our assigned ministry. I’m using ministry here in terms of service to the greater population. Everyone ministers in some way, even if that ministry is dedicated to serve evil it still is a ministry, a service to the fleshly nature or dedicated to the spiritual. “God I don’t want to do that so I’ll do this instead.”

Grace and peace,

Sin has always been with us but a big difference I am seeing in my lifetime is that now sin is being celebrated, marched around, shown off...proudly, whereas before, it was hidden, because people knew they were doing wrong, based on The Bible, their childhood teachings from parents, Church and school. I remember Billy Graham saying...years ago...about people in the 70's hanging their dirty laundry out and I am now seeing that dirty laundry actually being waved as a banner...up and down the street. And them changing God's Word to fit into their own idea of who God and Jesus are, so they can sin without remorse, regret or having their conscience touched in any way. God is this namby pamby God to them that just wants us to be happy.

Very good observation Ramona about Moses' reluctance to confront Pharoah possibly not because of his speaking ability but because of his FEAR of retribution for his killing of the Egyptian (see Ex. 2:11-12).

Interesting that Moses' killing of the Egyptian didn't deter God from speaking directly to Moses and selecting him to be the one to confront Pharoah to release the Hebrew captives. Also interesting that Moses' reluctance to follow God's plan (even after God provides him with multiple miracle-producing powers) causes God to get ANGRY with him.

Celebrate Recovery was a good group for me some time ago for an addiction to internet pornography. The steps and whole program was very helpful for me and many others. Thank God for Grace.

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