FROM THE PULPIT: Hear God’s call, follow him

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 05:22 PM.

Now, I don’t know about you, but if I had a rod in my hand and it turned into a hissing snake, I wouldn’t wait around to see what happened next. But Moses didn’t have that option: God asked Moses to pick up the snake by the tail.

Moses did, and the snake immediately turned back into a shepherd’s staff. 

God calmly said, “Do you see what I am trying to say to you? With me showing you what to do — backing you up — you are going to be able to take that shepherd’s staff and part the sea. You will be able to lead the Hebrew people out of bondage and out of Egypt to freedom. You are going to be able to use that staff to strike Pharaoh dead.

“All of this because you heard my call and followed me.”

What about you? Do you make excuses for not serving God’s will? Are you focused on yourself, not wanting to rock the boat or do something to cause others to shy away from you?

When God calls you to do something, God will give you whatever is necessary to accomplish the task. Don’t make excuses — just trust God.

There is just a little more of this story to share with you.  Look for the final “chapter” in the Sept. 28 edition.

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