I Will Help You Speak

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Mouth - Exodus 4:10-12 - I Will Help You Speak - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Mouth – Exodus 4:10-12 – I Will Help You Speak – 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.” Exodus 4:10-12 (NIV)

Go And Do

Don’t make excuses for why you can’t go and do what I am asking you to do for me. Don’t say what is obvious. What is obvious? You are not able to go and do what I am asking you to do for me. Then we agree. No, we don’t agree. It seems like we agree. How is it that we are not in agreement? You think that you are unable, unprepared and unqualified. Yes, I do. On that much we do agree. I thought so. What you don’t understand is that you will never be fully able, completely prepared and totally qualified to go and do all that I am asking you to do for me. Why is that? I will always call you to do more than you can do by yourself. Why is that? You tell me. Well, your word does say that apart from you I can do nothing. I take that to mean that I can’t do anything that will bear fruit for all eternity and bring glory to your name without your help. That’s right.

You need my help to bear fruit for all eternity and bring glory to my name. Yes, I do. Is there more that you have on your mind? I’m guessing that you ask me to do more than I am able so that I will come to rely on you. Why do you think that is? You want to have an intimate relationship with me. You want me to live in close fellowship with you. Yes, I do. If I were completely able to do all that you asked of me I might become self-reliant and self-sufficient. I might think that I don’t really need your help. I probably wouldn’t come to rely on you for your help. That’s true. As it is, I desperately need your help to go and do what you are asking me to do for you. Yes, you do. When you help me to do what I couldn’t possibly do with my own gifts, talents and abilities my faith in you grows. I know that you are with me to help me. I know that I am not alone. I know that you are working in and through me. That is a very good feeling. I am filled with joy and thanksgiving when I know that you are using me. Yes, you are. I and everyone around me gives praise and glory to you for doing only what you could have done in and through me. That’s right. Now, I think we are in agreement. How so? I want you to use me. I will trust you to make me able to go and do all that you ask of me. Yes, I will.

Lord, your call is difficult and challenging. Many times it has been very uncomfortable. Forgive me when I have been tentative and reluctant and wishing you would send someone else. Thank you for not sending someone else and continuing to use me instead. Amen

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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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