THERE are four things that God will not change.
He will not change his mind—God is not like people.
God tells no lies. He is not like humans. Therefore, God doesn't change his mind.
When he says something, he does it. When he makes a promise, he keeps it. (Numb. 23:19)
MOSES was shepherding the sheep of Jethro like he normally did when he saw a strange sight—the burning bush.
"What's going on here? I can't believe this! Amazing! Why doesn't the bush burn up?" And when God saw that he stopped to look, he called out of the bush.
I am here, Moses replied. (Exod. 3:4)
For God to have you, he needs your attention. For him to use you, he needs you.
Jacob had a vision of the night while running from his brother.
He saw a stairway from heaven and woke up confessing that God was in the place and never knew it. (Gen. 28:10-22)
Jacob needed an encounter to know that God was with him.
You need an encounter too!
GOD appeared to Moses to keep the promise he made to Abraham.
He had told Abraham his descendants would live in a foreign land as outsiders for 400 years.
Then, he will punish their enslavers, and their offspring (of the children of God) will march out of there loaded with plunder. (Gen. 15:13-15)
Has God made you a promise? His promises are for him to keep.
GOD said to Moses: Don't come any closer. Remove your sandals from your feet. You're standing on holy ground.
So he introduced himself as a holy God.
Moses had heard about the attributes of God but not this one.
This encounter was extraordinary. No wonder Moses' relationship with God was different.
God spoke to him face to face as one talked to his friend. (Exod. 33:11)
You'll enjoy the peace of God when you know the mind of God, the Will of God, the purpose of God, and the plan of God.
EVERYTHING God does is triggered by something.
God told Moses: "I have seen how My people in Egypt are being mistreated. I have heard their groaning when the slave drivers torment and harass them; for I know well their suffering." (Exod. 3:7)
If God was touched by their pain, he sees yours too. Cry out to Him!
Jeremiah 33:3 says, "Call me, and I will answer you. I will tell you great and mysterious things you do not know."
We need to know that they groaned not because of work but the harshness. They had gone through so much pain.
For God, the trigger was their groanings. But for Moses, it was a strange sight.
You must recognize the trigger and press into His presence to seize your moment with God.
GOD will not change his Will.
The Will of God is the Bible. It contains how God wants you to live and not to live.
Someone described it as simple enough for a kid to understand but deep enough for an elephant to drown in it.
So no matter your size or situation, it's sufficient.
If you need direction in life, the Bible is where to look. Then, when you do, you will walk in the light.
The word of God will become a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. (Ps. 119:105)
Every explorer has a packing list—you cannot have one without referring to it.
Since we are explorers on earth, we have the Book. We were designed with God in mind.
GOD will not change his purpose. He knows what he's doing. He has it all planned—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, to give you the future you hope for. (Jer. 29:11)
So, he wants you to live your life to the fullest.
Moses had tried to do so but failed. He knew something was missing; he couldn't grasp it.
But when he met God at the desert's backside, there was an exchange: God gave him glory for his story. And for his pain, God gave him his purpose.
With every Godly encounter, there is an exchange.
Your fulfilment will only come from knowing your purpose and walking in it.
GOD will not change his plan. It contains his blueprint for your life.
His plans stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. (Ps. 33:11)
Moses found out the plan of God during the encounter–and did not hesitate to ask questions.
The questions you ask at the outset will help you prepare. The ones that you ask at the end will help you reflect.
Moses had to imagine the future.
Your feet will never take you where your mind has not seen – Bill Winston.
Bringing it Together
MOSES' encounter marked him–and made him hungrier for God.
Subsequently, he understood the ways of God, while Israel knew only the acts of God.
He could rest in God's peace because he understood the mind of God, the Will of God, the purpose of God, and the plan of God.
To enjoy the peace of God, you must do the same.