When God Calls Our Name

Genesis 15:13 teaches us that God told Abraham, “Your offspring will be strangers in a land that does not belong to them; they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years.” In Exodus chapters 2-4, we learn the time of oppression and bondage of God’s people had come to an end for God’s time of rescue had come. But, God’s people were in slavery to a Pharaoh in Egypt who seems to be more powerful than the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So how would God’s promise to rescue His people be fulfilled? The Bible teaches us God fulfilled His promise of rescue by picking a broken man named Moses to lead the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt at the time of their deliverance. In Exodus 3:4 Moses hears God’s voice and says, “Here I am.” But when God lays out His plan for Moses to go to Egypt and face Pharaoh, Moses wrestles with God’s calling. Like Moses, we too wrestle with God’s calling on our lives. Yet, our merciful loving God hears our struggles and allows us to ask Him the tough questions of our hearts. However, in the end, we need to bow our hearts before Jesus and cry out, “not my will, but Yours be done.”

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