Monday, April 03, 2006

Exodus 4:10-31; Psalm 35; 1 Corinthians 14:1-19;
Mark 9:30-41

For some of us, it is difficult to approach other people and talk about God’s word and our faith. God spoke to Moses on the mountain and chose him to reveal his message. But Moses felt that he was not the right person to deliver God’s message to the Israelites. If Moses didn’t feel up to the task, how can you and I be expected to spread God’s word?

God knows and loves each one of us, our gifts and our limitations. God knew that Moses was not a great orator, so he provided Aaron to speak on his behalf. In Exodus 4:10-31, we learn that Aaron was chosen to be the communicator who would travel with Moses to deliver the messages as God had revealed them. God provided for the needs of Moses. If we trust in God, he will provide for us as well.

I struggle with how I can better spread the word of God. Every day God provides opportunities for me to communicate his message, but I often am not sure what to say or how to say it. I trust that God will provide me with the guidance and resources I need in those situations, but sometimes I sure could use Aaron standing by my side. How can I better prepare myself for these opportunities?

In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul talks of the many spiritual gifts. Among these is the gift of prophecy. Prophecy is defined as “to reveal the will or message of God.” In I Corinthians 14:1-19, we are told to desire prophecy over speaking in tongues. Speaking in ways that no one can understand does not build up God’s church. We should speak clearly so that others can understand.

The best way for me to prepare myself is to learn all that I can. The more I read and study the word of God, the better he can reveal his will to me. and the easier it will be for me to communicate it to others.

Peter Hart

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