I Will Help You

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 125 - Exodus 4:10-13 - I Will Help You - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 125 – Exodus 4:10-13 – I Will Help You – Growing As Disciples

Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”  The LORD said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD?  Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”  But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Exodus 4:10-13 (NIV)

Help You

Do you believe that? Do I believe what? Do you believe that I will help you? Yes, I believe that you will help me. That is easy to say. Let me put more of a test to that question. I’m game. Great, here goes. Do you know that I will often ask you to go and do something for me that will not be easy? That sounds like an understatement to me. How so? You often ask me to go and do what I think is far beyond my ability. By that, I mean that you will often ask me to go and do what is far beyond easy. That is true. Why would I ask you to go and do what is beyond your own ability? Does that seem unfair to you? Do my requests seem unreasonable to you? No, not at all. Why do my requests not seem unfair or unreasonable to you? I know what you are trying to accomplish in me. What’s that? You want me to come to rely on you. You want me to place my faith you. You want me to come to know you more intimately. You want to do in and through me what only you could have done. You want me to know that you are working in and through me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. You want others to be drawn to you through the ways that you have worked in and through my life. You want me to give thanks and praise and honor to you for all that you have done in and through my life. Finally, you want me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. You want me to shine brightly as a witness for you in the world. Yes, I want to do all these things in, for, and through you. Would any of these goals of yours be accomplished if you were to only give me very easy assignments that I could accomplish by myself, without your help? No, not at all, there is no doubt about that. You are very wise to know and think these thoughts. These are good reasons why I will continue to ask you to do what seems to be beyond your ability to accomplish. Will you go and do whatever I ask of you? Will you rely fully on me? Will you allow me to make you able to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans? Yes Lord, I will. That is very good. 

Lord, I know you will ask me to do what is beyond my ability. In the past, I would make excuses and try to get out of doing what you asked of me. No more. Now I rely on you. I know you will make me able to do whatever you ask of me. All my faith is in you. Amen

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Send Someone Else

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 125 - Exodus 4:10-13 - Send Someone Else- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 125 – Exodus 4:10-13 – Send Someone Else- Growing As Disciples

Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Exodus 4:10-13 (NIV)  

Excuses

I have come up with a lot of those. You have come up with a lot of what? I have come up with a lot of excuses. How so? I’m sure that you know every excuse I have ever given to you. Yes, I know. Yes, I remember. Yes, I knew your excuses before you even opened your mouth. But I would like us to talk about your excuses for not wanting to go and do what I have asked of you. Right now? Yes, right now. Let me hear your excuses. I have said that you have asked too much from me. I have thought that your assignments have been far beyond what my gifts and talents and abilities could accomplish. That’s true. Are you saying that I am correct? Are you saying that you have asked me to do what I could not accomplish? That’s exactly what I am saying. I don’t get it. Why would you asked me to do what I could not accomplish? Let me ask you a couple questions. Go ahead, I’m listening. Have you ever asked me to work in and through you? Have you ever asked me to make you able to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name? Yes, I have asked you to work in and through me hundreds of times. I couldn’t begin to count how many times I have prayed that prayer. Did you want me to hear and answer that prayer? Yes, of course, I did. Would you like to know that I have heard and answered that prayer? Yes, without a doubt, I want to know that you are working in and through me. Do you see any problem here? I’m not sure what you mean. You will never need me to hear and answer your prayers if you only attempt to do what you can do. You will never know if I am working in and through you unless I make you able to do what you cannot do. I see, I’m beginning to understand. That’s good. The truth of the matter is that you will never be able to accomplish anything of lasting and eternal value without my help. So, you will not bear fruit for my kingdom or bring glory to my name unless I am working in and through you. I get it. I have a few more questions for you. I’m still listening, you have my full attention. Haven’t you also said that you wanted to grow strong in your faith? Haven’t you told me that you want to come to rely fully on me? Haven’t you also said that you want to live in an intimate relationship with me? Yes, I have said all of these things. My asking you to take on large assignments that you cannot accomplish by yourself is my way to accomplish all of these purposes in you. Do you understand what I am saying to you? Yes Lord, I understand. Will you stop making excuses and start saying yes to me? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I know that I have wanted to run away from many of your assignments. I have thought that they were too difficult for me. I have been sure that my efforts alone would never be enough to accomplish your work. I was right. Help me to rely fully on you. Amen

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Now Go

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Guidance- Exodus 4:10-13 - Now Go - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Guidance- Exodus 4:10-13 – Now Go – Growing As Disciples

Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Exodus 4:10-13 (NIV)

I Will Help You

So, you feel inadequate to go and do what I am asking you to do for me? You feel unprepared to accomplish my purposes? You feel unable to fulfill my plans? Am I hearing you correctly? Yes, you are hearing me loud and clear. Would you believe that you are the first person that I have called into my service who has felt inadequate, unprepared and unable to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans? No, I wouldn’t believe that, not for a second. That’s good. Would you believe that if you feel completely adequate, fully prepared and totally able to accomplish my assignment, then something is wrong. Like what? Like, I’m not calling you to do what you feel completely adequate, fully prepared and totally able to accomplish. That’s not me. You can be sure that the very easy assignments that are before you are not what I have in mind for you. What do you have in mind for me?

Let me ask you a few questions. I’m listening. You have my full attention. When have I given you a super easy assignment? When have I given you an assignment that didn’t cause you to come to rely on me? When have I given you an assignment that you could do without my help? I can’t remember you ever giving me an assignment like that. That’s good, because those are not the kind of assignments that you will receive from me. What kind of assignments will I receive from you? I have assignments in mind for you that will stretch your faith. I have assignments in mind for you that will cause you to come to rely on me. I have assignments in mind for you that will be far beyond what you could possibly imagine. I expect that you will have some fear about the assignments that I will give to you. I expect that you will have some doubts about the assignments that I will give to you. Will you face your fears? Will you confront your doubts? Will you have faith in me? Will you come to rely on me? Do you believe that I will work in and through your life? Do you believe that I will help you do whatever I ask you to do for me? Yes Lord, I believe that you will be with me to help me. I will say yes to you. I will say yes to the assignments that you give to me. That is very good. I will help you.

Lord, I will go and do whatever you ask me to do. I will not hesitate. I will not debate with you, even though, I don’t feel adequate or prepared for this assignment. I will need your help every step of my way. I will trust you, to give me all I will need to serve you. Amen

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I Will Be With Your Mouth

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Therefore - Exodus 4:10-13 - I Will Be With Your Mouth - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – Exodus 4:10-13 – I Will Be With Your Mouth – Growing As Disciples

But Moses said to the LORD, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Exodus 4:10-13 (ESV)

Go And Do

What do you know about my call on your life? I know that you will ask me to do things for you. Yes, I will. What else? I know that you will ask me to do things for you that I cannot possible do all by myself. Why would I ask you to do what you cannot do by yourself? You want me to come to rely on you. You want me to know that you are working in and through my life. You want me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Apart from you I can do nothing of eternal value. That’s right.

How have you responded to me when I have asked you to do what you could not do by yourself? I have argued with you many times. I have found a hundred different reasons why you couldn’t possibly be asking me to do what you have asked me to do for you. I found a dozen other things to do for you instead of what you were asking me to do for you. I have also asked you to send someone else instead of me. In every way possible I have tried to avoid the difficult things that you have asked me to do for you. Why is that? I have been afraid. What have you been afraid of? I have been afraid of failing. What is a bigger failure, failing at trying to do what I asked you to do or failing to do what I asked you to do? I have never thought of that before. Do you have an answer for me? It would be a far bigger failure to fail to do what you asked me to do than to fail trying to do what you asked me to do. That’s right.

Do you trust me? Do you have faith in me? Yes, I trust you. Yes, I have faith in you. Do you believe that I will make you able to do all that I ask of you? Yes, I believe that you will help me to do whatever you ask of me. That’s good. Then go and do what I am asking of you. Yes Lord, I will go and do whatever you ask of me. I will be with you to help you.

Lord, I know you will challenge my faith. I know you will ask me to do what I have never done before. I know you will ask me to do what I cannot do without your help.  I know you will cause me to rely on you. Help me to say yes to all that you ask of me.  Amen

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