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Jan. 16 Devotion:The Call of God

THE CALL OF GOD

Exodus 3:10-11 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

[11] And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

There is no greater dishonor to our Lord than when we retreat behind our limitations and weaknesses, excusing ourselves from serving Jesus in the manner in which HE has called us to. God calls not the strong one to do HIS work but rather HE calls the weak to do the work of the strong. HE confounds the wise by taking the ordinary and doing the extraordinary. Hallelujah! The Lord called a shepherd boy and made him a king, the youngest and smallest to stand before giants. John the Baptist was a hairy wild looking man, Mary was an unknown young maiden, Esther was a Hebrew orphan, Rahab was a harlot, Elisha was a farmer, Jeremiah was a youth, Hosea married a harlot, Paul was a persecutor of the Church, Peter was a fisherman, a donkey was used as God’s mouthpiece, the city of Samaria was won for Jesus through the life of a divorced woman (5xs!) who was living in immorality. Stephen waited tables and Jesus, the Savior of the world was the son of a carpenter born in a lowly manger, a foot washer to HIS disciples. My dear friend, God and ONLY God could do all that!

When God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, Moses’ first response was; “Who am I that I should go?” Then he followed suit with three more excuses; How will I answer the questions they have for me concerning you; how will they ever believe it is YOU who sent me and the big one, I am not an eloquent speaker in fact I’m of a slow speech and a slow tongue (Exodus 4:10). Moses, then follows all that up with a final plea asking the LORD to send someone else instead of him! In fact, Moses was begging the LORD to send anyone but him. Can you identify with Moses? I know that I can. When the God of Heaven calls, we have but one answer; “Here am I Lord, what would thou have thy servant to do?” The Lord told Moses, I made you so don’t tell me of your weaknesses. The Lord told Paul in

(2 Corinthians 12:9) “My grace is sufficient thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”. This is why the Lord seeks out the weak, because it is in the weak vessels that HE can perfect HIS power and display HIS unfathomable glory!

Who can know HIS ways; who can question HIS doings? Who are any of us that we should be an instrument in the hand of the Almighty? But who are any of us to question when HE does? HE is a God who works in such a way that only HE can get the glory for it. The supernatural workings of God will always lower man and elevate Jesus and HIS Word…ALWAYS! My Christian friend, it is my prayer today that you are willing to become absolutely NOTHING that Jesus would become EVERYTHING! May today be THE DAY, you willingly answer HIS call to do whatever it is that HE has asked you to do, even if it seems IMPOSSIBLE!


Bro. Lawrence Longworth

Isaiah 61:1 “the opening of the prison to them that are bound;”

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