God’s Double-talk 10-25-18

Good morning everyone. I was sitting thinking about the things that the Lord is sending me through right now in order that He may be glorified and I began to think about Moses and what he had to go through in order to give true glory to God. Get your utensils ready because this meal is going to bless us all.

Today’s Prayer

Father, Today we reach toward Heaven and ask You, and depend on You, to be the source of victory in our lives. May Your banner wave over our work and life so that You might receive glory. we know that You bring love and joy into our lives, and we are better and richer people because if it. Help us to share your love and life with others. We love you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

God’s Double-talk

The Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.” Exodus 4:21

Now I know that as soon as some of you read the title of this message the thought popped into your head “I think he has lost his mind. What is he thinking saying that God uses double talk”. Stick with me here for a little while and I’ll show you.

Have you ever had a boss tell you to do something only to have him or her sabotage your ability to complete the task? Nothing is more frustrating than to begin to carry out a task and have your superior prevent your effort to do what he or she asked you to do.

Moses must have felt this way after God told him to go to Pharaoh and tell him to release the people of Israel. He said, “I am going to give you the power to release the children of Israel by the miracles I will do through you.” Yet at the same time, He told Moses they would not be released because He was going to put a hard heart in Pharaoh. How do we reconcile this?

In my own life, I know God called me to certain endeavors. Yet every time I turn around, a obstruction stands in my way. It has taken years of plodding along before the light came on as to why there is such a distance between what God called me to do and the manifestation of that calling. When David was anointed king of Israel, it was years before he realized the manifestation of that calling. There were a number of reasons for these delays.

In the case of Moses and Israel, God wanted to demonstrate His power in such a way that generation would be able to hear the story of their deliverance from their ancestors. God wanted greater glory from the situation. God also wanted to deal with Egypt by sending specific plagues. Finally, the very process built character in Moses and tested Moses to see if he would stay the course.

There is a time for everything. If God has called you to some endeavor and you are frustrated that it has not manifested, know that times of preparation and simmering are required before the vision can be achieved. Seldom does God call and manifest something at the same time. There is preparation. There is testing. There is relationship building between you and God that must take place. Once this is complete, you will see the vision materialize.

Quote of the Day

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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