Accepting God’s call requires courage to follow. It’s normal to feel fear and self-doubt, but ultimately God knows we can handle the calling that God places on our hearts.
Are you listening for God’s call? Prepare yourself today to hear and respond!next >
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” He said, “I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.”
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How many times have you heard the phrase, “God will never give you any more than you can handle”? Every time I hear these words, I wince a little. Anyone who has ever tasted suffering – anyone who has lost a parent or a sibling or a close friend, has received a horrifying medical diagnosis, has been bullied or abused – any of these people will tell you they have experienced moments or days or weeks or years when they felt they were carrying far more than they could possibly handle. And don't you imagine that Moses must have felt that way when God called him to deliver an entire people out of Egypt?
What our good and merciful God promises is not a life free from pain or hardship, but a way to make it through. “I will be with you," God says. “No matter where you go, no matter how bad it is, I will be with you. This is who I Am, and this is the promise I have made to you.”
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Thank you, God, for sharing my load – my sadness, my grief, my struggles and my pain – when it's far too heavy for me to carry by myself. Thank you for always providing me with a way to make it through the hard times. Amen.next >
God’s presence and call often show up in unexpected places and at surprising times. We should all be changed by God’s presence each time we encounter God. Have you sensed God asking you to do something differently in your life? Have the courage to say YES!
Be the presence of Christ today as you give back and share your life with others.
Grier Booker Richards
Grier Richards is one of the campus ministers for Presbyterian Campus Ministry of Greensboro, and is the parish associate for young adult ministry at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro, North Carolina. Grier loves to run, cook, listen to her husband, Rich, play music, and play with her two-year-old son, Olsen.
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