In the book of Exodus, we read a great story of God’s intervention in the lives of His people. We see a series of miracles and interventions that led to the deliverance of the nation, from bondage and slavery, to a land flowing with ‘milk and honey’. Within this story, of divine intervention, there is a story of a man, and his name was Moses. Moses was appointed, positioned and used by the Lord to facilitate freedom for an entire nation. It is interesting to see how this happened and the lengths God went to, to make use of Moses, to do great things. In the same way, amid your story, the Lord wants to use you. Perhaps we can learn some lessons from this remarkable account of the difference one person can make in the lives of many people around him.
GOD ALWAYS HAS A PLAN
No matter what may be going on or what we may be going through, the Lord always has a plan, and this plan is to move us towards something better. In the Exodus story we see God’s plan in Exodus 5:1 ‘Let my people go…’ His plan was to free His people from oppression and hardship and give them their own land. His plan was not easy at first, in fact things got worse before they got better. The truth of the matter was that God was working in the lives of all the people involved, the Nation of Israel, Pharaoh and the Egyptians and in the life of Moses. The Lord knew that Pharaoh would not just let them go, because he was enjoying the benefit of having them in his land and had come to depend on them. For the people to be totally free, Pharaoh would have to get to the point of rejecting them and driving them out of his kingdom. The Lord knew this, and part of his plan was to bring things to this critical point.
Exodus 6:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of My mighty hand he will let them go; because of My mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.’
Sometimes our situations must reach that critical point where all the different aspects can come together to bring the breakthrough. During this time frame, things may appear to be moving slowly or not at all. It may even seem as if things are getting worse and that breakthrough will never be a possibility – but God is working with a plan. In fact, He always has a plan. Although we may not see it, it is slowly unfolding.
Romans 8:28 ‘And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.’
Notice these words: ’causes everything’ to ‘work together’ for ‘the good’!
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