You are coming out!

Verse of the Day – 

Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron during the night. “Get out!” he ordered. “Leave my people–and take the rest of the Israelites with you! Go and worship the LORD as you have requested. [NLT] Exodus 12:31

Your mind may have deceived you into believing your situation is a hopeless one. Your thought process may have let you down, and you’ve started preparing for a life that is just ordinary. I am here to remind you that you are coming out! You may have tarried in that “ghost” of a life, where you feel nothing seems to work, and your long awaited expectations/desire is not forthcoming. You may feel you’ve advanced in years, and have started to believe that your best years are now well and truly behind you. What utter Nonsense! Regardless of how long you may have stayed in that wilderness; regardless of how long the person whom you thought was in charge of your career or business may have kept you immobile, the time for your break-through to the next level has come. That situation is not a hopeless one. That cause is not a hopeless one. That job restriction will not be the end of you. You are moving up! You are coming out with much more than your mind could ever have conceived. Why? Because the Lord, Creator of the entire universe has order it. So whether the circumstance likes it or not, it has to let you GO! #Verseoftheday #ExodusChallenge

Help is on its way

 

Verse of the Day 

Then a new king, who knew nothing about Joseph, began to rule in Egypt. He said to his people, “There are too many Israelites, and they are stronger than we are. We have to outsmart them, or they’ll increase in number. Then, if war breaks out, they will join our enemies, fight against us, and leave the country.” [GWT] Exodus 1:8-10

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The Israelites became a target in Egypt because the king of Egypt saw how successful they were in everything they did and became afraid of them. The children of Israel were multiplying in number, growing in wealth and in all aspects of their lives, and this worried the Egyptian. Sometimes the challenges we face in life is truly of no fault of our own. Indeed the idea that “someone’s got it in for you” springs into mind, and most times you don’t know why the place of work/business you used to love all of a sudden becomes a nightmare of sorts. You may not realise this, but there is something super special about you, and just because you don’t know it, doesn’t mean others are not aware of it. Despite their sufferings, despite the plans of the king of Egypt to break their will, this did not stop the children of Israel from growing in number. I am here to tell you, that regardless of what might be happening currently in your life, in your home, in your place of work/business, you will survive it, and you will come out stronger, better and much more successful than before it all began. The Lord the God you serve is a living God. He has seen your plight, and help is on its way. Don’t give in to that situation just yet.

It makes a difference Having God as your Father

Verse of the Day

Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Egyptians and the Israelites. [NLT] Exodus 11:7b

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Before the children of Israel could be rescued, they had to be reminded about the goodness and greatness of God. They had been enslaved for so long that they had probably given up on the idea of ever being freed/rescued, or if in fact the God of their fore-fathers was still in the business of answering heartfelt requests that was birthed from their sufferings. And when Pharaoh refused Moses’ messages from God, the Lord had to show to the Israelites that their God was a living One and not like the gods of the Egyptians. I’m sure when they were reminded the lengths Jehovah would go in order to rescue them from their distresses, I’m sure we don’t need to wonder how they would have felt at the time. The Lord Jesus, the Son of God says anyone who believes in Him, who believes in His teachings have salvation for their souls. And through our faith in Jesus Christ, God qualifies us as His children, and regardless of whatever we might be going through, He is more than able to show to us and the people around us, that there is indeed a benefit in having the Creator of the entire universe as our Father.

Devotional 16.05.2014

Verse of the Day

Then the LORD asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the LORD? [NLT] Exodus 4:11

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Following God’s appearance to Moses in the form of the burning bush and his new assignment to return to Egypt to lead the Israelites out of their misery; we cannot blame Moses from shrinking from what He thought was going to be a perilous, thankless and dangerous journey. He understood what it meant to go back to Egypt. After all, let’s face it, he ran away because he killed an Egyptian, but now after so many years in hiding, God was telling him to return. I’m sure in that moment he would have wished he wasn’t nosy enough to find out about the strange sight of the burning bush (Ex.3:3). Of course Moses came up with all manners of excuses why he was unsuitable, but God in His infinite mercy condescended to answer the excuse of Moses. Matthew Henry wrote that “Even self-diffidence, when it hinders us from duty, or clogs us in duty, is very displeasing to the Lord”. As much as our hesitation in our duty is displeasing to God, He is always ready to work with us until we get it right. In as much as Moses was spitting out one excuse after another, God still humoured him and tried to answer all his excuses. So next time you look at a challenge and you think, how impossible it would be for you to deal with, remember that God has already given you all the necessary knowhow to overcome that challenge. And that my friend is all you need to know in the day of adversity! You have all it takes to make that business, that career, that task a success! Now stop dithering and get to it! #verseoftheday #ExodusChallenge

Devotional 15.05.2014

Verse of the Day

Then the LORD asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied. [NLT] Exodus 4:2

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When it was time for God to send Moses back to Egypt to help the children of Israel, Moses started whining about how he was not good enough and that people will not believe him and so forth. Does that remind you of someone? Does that remind you or you, times when an opportunity has arisen for you to shine, you try to shy away citing that you’re just not good enough, or have the necessary skills to do justice to that new challenge? The Lord said to Moses, that there was something in his hands. Something he had carried along with him for the last forty years, a skill, a tool, a knowledge, which he didn’t think he had. He had been a Shepherd for forty years, and was still oblivious to what his staff was capable of. God is saying to you too, today that you already have all it takes to tackle that challenge in your hands. Stop wasting a moment wondering if you can. All you need in order to succeed is already with you. All you need do is believe and go for it!  #Verseoftheday #Exodus #Moses #Yourhandswillsurpriseyou!

Devotional 13.05.2014

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The LORD said, “I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt, and I have heard them crying out because of the slave drivers. I know how much they’re suffering. I have come to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them from that land to a good land with plenty of room [for everyone]. It is a land flowing with milk and honey where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites live. [GWT] Exodus 2:7-8

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Your struggles are not unknown to God. He is not oblivious of your situations and He is not on holiday. Everything that you’ve been through or are going through He sees them. You’re probably wondering “well if He’s seen my misery, my state of affair, my years of suffering, why isn’t He doing anything about it?” Wait on the Lord! It may not sound like much right now, and you’ve probably resigned yourself on things ever getting better. He will not abandon you in that situation. He has seen you, He is seeing you, and your breakthrough it much closer than you know. #Prayer: Every area of your life that may seem down today, in the name above every name, I declare to you in the name of Jesus will come up in Jesus name. Amen. Your time of remembrance has come. #VerseoftheDay #Exodus

Devotional 12.05.2014

Verse of the Day

One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.” [NLT] Exodus 3:1-3

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There is a popular saying that no situation in life is a permanent one and that change is constant. Moses was a man who went from being a Prince in #Pharaoh’s court, to a dedicated #Shepherd in Midian, to a #Leader of a large Nation. Indeed, how changeable is the life of a man; and more so, Moses succeeded because he understood the signs of the times and adjusted to whatever situation he encountered. He was not embittered or resentful because He left the luxury of Egypt and was now living a not so luxurious life. No, he got on with it.  Because He was a man who was faithful in all the positions of life he found himself in, He earned the trust of God. Now, my question to you is this, in the position you’ve found yourself in, how faithful have you been? Or have you been there comparing why your life is not like that of Suzy, Jackie and John? #Reflection: A person who keeps what God has entrusted to them – regardless of where he/she finds themselves will earn the trust of God. Why? Because it is in this place of obedience, faithfulness and hard work that God will meet them and give them that which He has for them. #VerseoftheDay #workhardregardless #BookofExodus #Exodus