No, this post isn't about my getting back into town from the lovely desert of Las Vegas, Nevada. Pardon my sarcasm, but I prefer the green grass and trees of the midwest over dry desert lands any day. I am happy to announce today that this has been the first day in a week that I have been cough drop free!! Yippee, I'm definitely on the mend!!!
As I left Las Vegas, I followed Moses in the book of Exodus out of Egypt (Ex 2:15) and up God's mountain Ex 3:1). I like how this pictures us leaving our "worldly views" (our Egypts) to begin a relationship with God. Pretty cool huh? Moses left his education & wealth to become poor for a God he did not even know he was seeking. Take a look at what Hebrews 11:24-27 says about Moses:
Heb 11: 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharoah's daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
I find the story of Moses amazing. Amazing that such a learned man of Egypt would be afraid to lead the nation of Israel. Amazing that Moses left all of his "creature comforts" to seek a God that he didn't even know. Isn't that proof that God is in continual pursuit of our souls? God wanted a friend and found one in Moses.
What is your "Egypt"? Is their something you are hanging on to that God wants you to give up so that He can use you for His greater glory? I know that God has something for you. We all have been there at some point and we will all be there again. When we finally realize that His ideas are better than ours and that He alone is our reward, we will finally reach our full potential for Him. Lord, let us fully submit to your will.
Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.