• Muyiwa Mepaiyeda

Move Forward

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

WE LIVE IN DAYS of obsessive limiting preoccupation—where quiet streets, empty subways, self-isolating families and movement restrictions have created uncertainties.


So, when your heart is heavy, where do you go? Who do you talk to when nothing seems to make sense?

God will keep His Promise


GOD HAD KEPT HIS PROMISE to Abraham, and his descendants had become a nation within a nation.


The Egyptians had taken notice, and their hospitality turned into anger and their welcome turned into hostility.


While the king made a decree that they should kill all male Hebrew children, the slave masters made their lives unbearable.


But in their dire situation, they cried out to God. They called for an intervention only God could bring.


The Bible says, "Call to Me, and I will answer you. I will tell you of great things, things beyond what you can imagine, things you could never have known." (Jeremiah 33:3)


Today, call on God.


God will keep you safe


IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME, Moses was born. For fear of death, his mother made an ark of bulrushes and put him in it.


She put the ark on the River Nile and committed him into God's hand—the sister waited to see what will happen to him.


Shortly after, Pharaoh's daughter came to bathe. She saw baby Moses and loved him.

His sister ran to her and asked if she could get someone to raise Moses, and his mother raised him. (Exodus 2:1-8)

And Moses later grew up in the palace.

In this challenging time, God will keep you safe.

God will send help


ONE DAY while mediating in a quarrel, he killed an Egyptian and ran for his life. (Exodus 2:11-15)


While he was away working as a shepherd, Moses saw a strange sight—a bush burn and was not consumed, and God called out to him.

"Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground." "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." (Exodus 3:10)

God told him that his people were suffering, and he wants to deliver them.

God called Moses to challenge Pharaoh—one of the most powerful kings—and to rescue the Hebrew children from slavery.

Humanly speaking, this was a risky business.


Moses was an unlikely hero. He was a fugitive and a murderer.


In adversity, heroes wear many hats but in this narrative, one stood out. Moses was a shepherd called to be a deliverer.


There is a hero in every one of us.

God wants you to walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)


God will make you a witness


MOSES STRUGGLED with accepting his calling.


When Moses and Aaron told Pharaoh that God wanted the Hebrew people to go and worship him, Pharaoh said, "I will not let Israel go." (Exodus 5:2)

That day, he stopped the supply of straw to the Hebrew people and told them to gather their straw themselves.

God will put a distinction


MOSES CRIED OUT to God, and God told Moses that he would deliver them with a mighty hand.


God planned to punish Pharaoh for his defiance, and he sent one plague after another.


But before he sent the tenth plague, God told each Hebrew household to slaughter a lamb and anoint their doorpost with the blood.


And when he sees the blood, he will pass over them.


That night, God killed all firstborn males of the Egyptians, and there was great wailing in Egypt. (Exodus 12:29)


Now we are holy because of the death of Jesus Christ at Cavalry. (Hebrews 10:10)

And as a result, you can dwell under the shadow of His wings. (Psalm 91:4)


BRINGING IT TOGETHER


WE CAN SAY SOMETHING for the tried and true—they have a story to tell.


Genuine character is better modelled in us when we see it in others.


We can draw our collective strength when we hold on in faith—and with God, nothing shall be impossible.

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