When God called Moses to go into Pharaoh's palace and announce, 'Let my people go,' he responded by saying, 'Please, send someone else to do it.' Is that how you feel today? If so, here's what God told Moses: "Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say." (v. 12). When God calls you He equips you. But He doesn't necessarily do it in advance. Sometimes your training takes place in the process of doing what God said—and that can be scary. Maybe you've been saying to God, "I'm afraid to speak in front of people—what do You mean You want me to lead this meeting?" Or, "Why would You want me to apply for this job when I'm not particularly qualified?" You can't rely on your own perspective. The only qualifications needed to do any job God asks of you are His strength and His ability. The rest is on-the-job training. You simply have to trust God and act on His urging. That doesn't mean you'll never be afraid. You will! But that's when you must exercise your faith to stretch and grow beyond what you can imagine, and start doing what needs to be done based on what you currently know. That can be humbling. You'll find yourself more dependent on God than ever. It's likely you'll have to ask a lot of questions of those around you—and sometimes more than once. But don't be afraid to ask, to make mistakes, to seek assistance, or do things differently from your predecessor. If God called you—you're the right person for the job. Never lose sight of that!
"Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2:14)
Our redemption and future life is assured: for Jesus Christ, the Lamb, was stricken down for our sakes and so every spiritual blessing is even now granted us! Christ demanded Himself a people and so He duly paid for one! We are His people! We are His sheep! We are His workmanship! We who believe are assured our salvation for the winning of it lay in the hand of He who has already won it!
Week #35 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 7-9
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 15-19
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 102-104
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 20-21
Thursday: (Prophecy) Hosea 8-14
Friday: (Gospels) John 10-12
Saturday: (Letters) 2 Timothy 1-2