SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 18, 2023 (WHAT IS IN YOUR HAND?)
TOPIC : WHAT IS IN YOUR HAND?
Opening Prayer: Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.
SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 4: 1-17
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
At first, Moses had the idea that he was going to liberate the children of Israel, but he failed miserably (2:11-15). Therefore, he decided that he did not have what the task required (vs.10, 13). God was patient with him and gave him one assurance after another (vs.2-4, 6-7, 11-12). Even then, Moses was not convinced! Are you discouraged because you have failed in something? We have all heard the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again.”
Actually, that is not always a wise idea. It is possible that this is not what God wants for you and you should try something different. The first thing to do is to be sure of what God really wants for you, and then to go for it. In this case, God made clear what He wanted Moses to do, and there was no reason for him to hesitate.
Take note of vs.2,17. God did not manufacture a special staff for Moses. It was the ordinary shepherd’s staff in his hand that God used in an extraordinary manner. In the same way, God can use what is already in our hands!
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Use Philippians 4:13 to pray against all self-doubt in your life.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 40:13
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 30, 31, Psalms 13