Thursday, May 30, 2013

We Reflect on God's Faithfulness

Scripture: Exodus 18:8
Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardship that had befallen them on the journey, and how the LORD had delivered them.

Insights:  Today’s verse is a picture of Moses’ witnessing encounter with Jethro.  Notice with me what is significant about Moses’ technique.  He focused primarily on the Lord.  It is true that in our witness of Jesus to other people we ought to tell our story, but the key aspect of our story we should emphasize is the work of God in our lives.  Also, notice that Moses did not just tell all of the good things that took place.  He also expresses the hardships that they endured on their journey.  Beloved, when we tell our testimony with a lost person we must make certain they understand that life did not become perfect and pain free when we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  We as Christ-followers face just as many hardships as a lost person does.  The difference is we have a Savior who works mightily in our lives.  He has proven His faithfulness to us time and time again.  As we reflect on those past victories it helps embolden us for future challenges, because we know that He has been faithful in the past, therefore, He will be faithful in the future.  The reason we know that truth is because God is immutable.  In other words, He never changes.  He is the same today as He was yesterday and as He will be tomorrow and for all eternity.  God desires to “show out” and make Himself known in all the world and we ought to reflect and tell of God’s mighty faithful acts in our lives.

  1. What great things has the Lord Jesus done for you lately?
  2. In what ways have you expressed your gratitude to the Lord for His activity in your life?
Prayer: Father, thank You for working in my life.  Have never left me nor forsaken me and have continually worked for my good.  Open my eyes and help me to recognize Your blessings and express appropriate gratitude for Your work.  Amen.

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