Good morning! I hope this day finds you and your family well, and I want you to know that you are in my prayers daily during this difficult time.
I invite you to take a few moments with me to reflect on today’s Upper Room Devotional below — as well as on the theology woven into “It is well with my soul.”
Exodus 4:10-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
10 But Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” 11 Then the Lord said to him, “Who gives speech to mortals? Who makes them mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you are to speak.”
Tim’s Devotional Reflection for Today
Have you ever made excuses for not wanting to do what you know God wants you to do? Well, if so, you are in good company. In the fourth chapter of Exodus when God speaks to Moses out of the burning bush, calling him to go back to Egypt and lead the people to freedom from slavery, Moses makes excuses. When God calls him to go and speak to Pharaoh, he says, “O my Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” What Moses doesn’t yet understand is that when God calls us, God also gives us what we need to answer that call. God responds, “Go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you are to speak.” God not only calls, but equips.
Is there something that you know you are supposed to do, but have reasons why it just won’t work or you don’t have the abilities or the knowledge or…whatever else you might need? It may be that you are underestimating yourself—or even underestimating God!
Thank you for sharing this early moment of your day with me, with God, and with the words and music that I hope you will carry with you throughout the coming day and night.
I am so grateful for you, for our church, and for the Love that will see us all through this very difficult time. Please stay safe and well and we’ll be together again in spirit tomorrow morning!
Grace and Peace,
Dr. Tim Bruster