CUFI’s Word of The Week – Not Who You Are, But Who He Is

CUFI’s Word of The Week – Not Who You Are, But Who He Is

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

–Exodus 3:11-12

When Moses met God, he stood on holy ground. Removing his sandals, he hid his face because he was afraid to look upon God. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob told Moses that He had not only heard the Israelites’ cries for help as they suffered under harsh slavery in Egypt, but also that He had personally “seen” their suffering. He “knew their sorrows” (Exodus 3:7, NKJV).

Next, God said something incredible: He wanted to use Moses to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Moses, perhaps stuttering, asked God incredulously: “Who am I?” Moses did not feel equipped for the task God set before him.

The Lord did not answer Moses with a list of reasons why Moses was capable to carry out this mission. He did not ask Moses to hold his breath and blindly hope he could accomplish what God had instructed him to do. Instead, the Lord replied, “I will certainly be with you.”

As you pursue God’s mission in your life this week, hold onto these two truths:

The Lord knows your sorrows.

The Lord equips those whom He call with the power of His presence.

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!” (2 Thessalonians 3:16).

For further study and encouragement:

Read: 2 Chronicles 16:9, Matthew 28:16-20, and 2 Corinthians 13:11.