When God Calls

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{Guest Devotional by Renee Fisher}

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground” Exodus 3:5 (NIV)

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There is a person in the Bible who tried to figure out his calling by killing an Egyptian slave driver.

Remember Moses? He settled the argument between an Israelite and an Egyptian master by ending the argument forever. In the moment, Moses probably thought he was being the hero, but God had [much] bigger plans.

When Moses was found out, he fled to the desert only to find his calling was herding sheep for the next forty years.

I am sure there were days that Moses felt discouraged, depressed, and helpless. (tweet this)

He knew God had plans for hope, and that some day he was to release his fellow Israelites from the bondage of slavery–but that day was yet to come. 

I am also sure that Moses felt he was the right person for the job because of the many privileges he had growing up in the palace: 
  • He was smart. 
  • He knew how to read, interpret the times. 
  • And he was also a trained fighter.
It says in Hebrews 11:25-26 that Moses “chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”

I wonder if Moses knew that day on the run that God would eventually call him back one day. And maybe you feel like Moses in the desert hoping one day that you’ll be back!

With the way the economy is going, maybe you’ve been hoping for a stable job and place to live or maybe you’re praying to have someone significant to share your life with. 

Companionship and financial means are two very good things to pray for.

Like Moses–you may come to the place when it is your turn. You see the phone ring, you turn and listen to the bell, realizing that today you are standing on holy ground!

Prayer: Dear God, Thank you that there is no cell or phone plan you cannot afford. There is no place we can go to be outside the range of your service. When you do call us God, may we stand ready and waiting to do your will. Amen

{About Renee Fisher: The Author Of This Guest Devotional}
Renee Fisher, the Devotional Diva®, is the spirited speaker and author of Faithbook of Jesus, Not Another Dating Book, Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me, and Loves Me Not. A graduate of Biola University, Renee’s mission in life is to “spur others forward” (Hebrews 10:24) using the lessons learned from her own trials to encourage others in their walk with God. She and her husband, Marc, live in California with their dog, Star. Learn more about Renee at devotionaldiva.com.

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