Today I am reading Luke 24 and Exodus 9-11.
I finished Luke. Wow. I love reading the gospels. I love savoring the words of Christ. Some of you may have read through the gospels during December with us, so you’ll know we just read Luke last month. However, God continues to constantly reveal new revelations to my heart. We serve a mighty God. We serve a God with no love limitations. We serve a God that goes beyond. I ended Luke with a sigh and a heart that was overwhelmed. Lord, we don’t deserve you, but you love us and you declare us worthy of reconciliation. Thank You Jesus.
Tonight I also walked through Egypt as I flipped through the pages of Exodus. What a phenomenal layering of events and people and personalities tied together with the Hands of God. The beginning chapters of Exodus take us through Moses and him pleading with Pharaoh to let his people go. Here is my verse for the evening:
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these signs of mine among them that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the Lord.”
O : OBSERVATION
Here we see the Lord giving insight to Moses for the meaning behind these plagues. He wants Moses to be able to share this historical story with his children and grandchildren so they may know that God is Lord! Wow! God tells Moses WHY He chose to have ten plagues. That blows my mind.
God ALWAYS has a GOOD reason for events. Even when we can’t see it.
You are powerful, all knowing and everywhere with us. You have a purpose for everything. Help us to trust you even when the metaphorical plagues are unending and seemingly ineffective. Let us trust in You Lord. You promise that we can. You are always at work.
Thank you, Lord
In Jesus’ name,