Moses: A Walking Witness for God
Welcome to August, the eighth month of the year, which means we are looking at the eighth witness to God’s wonders from His Word to the world. We just finished with David, who was a man after God’s own heart. This month we are looking at a man who was very close to God’s heart. His name is Moses. From his miraculous deliverance as a baby from the hand of Pharaoh, to his deliverance through the Red Sea (again from Pharaoh), Moses was destined to walk with God through some of the most amazing miracles and wonders recorded in God’s Word. Who has not heard of the ten plagues of Egypt, the Passover, or the parting of the Red Sea? Who has not heard of Moses and the burning bush encounter, or who of us has not been influenced and led by the teachings of the Ten Commandments? All of these, and many more events like them are different chapters from the life of Moses – a man who walked with God. We are looking at four particular times in reference to Moses’ walk with God: First, he walked toward the burning bush to have a personal encounter with God and to listen to God’s plan for his life. Second, he walked in obedience to God through the Red Sea to find victory and progress. Third, Moses walked with God as he persevered hardship and lack of direction in the wilderness for forty years. Fourth, Moses walked up to God on Mt. Sinai to worship and to receive God’s plan for His people. One thing is for sure about Moses, in his lifetime – he did a great amount of walking! And, in his walk; he learned to listen, trust, obey, discover, and receive; among many other things. He grew wiser, stronger, and closer to God, until his death on Mt. Nebo; where, we will learn, that God, Himself, buried Moses and took him to be with Him. What a wonder-filled story of a great man who was an amazing witness for God! Now, as we observe Moses’ life, we will also apply many helpful principles to our own lives. All of us have been in a “wilderness” time in our lives that seems to go on and on. As we go through these wandering periods, we can learn how God provides and leads us through them just as He did Moses. Many of us have also faced a “Red Sea experience” where stepping out in faith was required to see victory and progress. What about discovering God’s plan for our lives? That requires that we leave our routines long enough to turn to Him, give Him our attention, and listen as He speaks to us from…a “burning bush” encounter. Let’s not leave out hearing and receiving from God as we ascend the mountain of worship to be closer to Him. Do all of us not have a “Sinai experience” every time we come to worship God at Cross Roads? Let’s hope so. In our daily and weekly walks with Christ this month, let’s walk along with Moses, as well. We will learn more than ever what it means to be a witness to God’s wonders. Praying for an awesome August!
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