First-Name Basis

First-Name Basis

By T. S. Candee on May 3, 2022 in 3-Minute Daily Devotions for Men

Moses didn’t jump at the chance to deliver Israel. He had spent his first forty years in Egypt and blown his exit badly. He spent the next forty years in the wilderness, staying out of trouble but hiding from his past. So, in a sense, he was right; he had no business going back to Egypt or leading God’s people. But in God’s eyes, that made him the perfect candidate. At that point, Moses didn’t need to see himself as he was, but to see God as He is.

God can handle your doubts, if you don’t let them obscure your view of Him. Don’t let fear make you forget who is calling you to serve Him. You have chosen to ally yourself with the great “I AM” (Exodus 3:14). In Hebrew, it’s *Ehyeh*, which is God’s identity, His name. Almighty God wanted Moses to know Him on a deeply personal level, anticipating the access you now have to Him through Jesus.

The next time you face an overwhelming situation, remember that God is with you. You know Him on a first-name basis: Jesus.

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

Exodus 3:11–13
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T. S. Candee

T. S. Candee works at Central Baptist Church as the Media Director. He is also being mentored for full-time Christian service

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