God’s Call – August 15, 2016

Exodus 3:7, The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of My people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8So I have come down to rescue them…10So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring My people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

At Cottonwood Creek, I have been in a teaching series titled, “Navigating Life’s Journey.” This past Sunday we talked about the importance of answering God’s call. Probably the greatest biblical example of this is Moses in Exodus 3 where God speaks to Moses from the burning bush. God essentially said, “Moses, I’ve seen the misery of My people, and I want you to go and rescue them from Egypt.” Did you get that? God was going to rescue His people who were in Egypt, but God wanted to do it through Moses. That was God’s call on Moses’ life.

In Moses’ case, God spoke to him through the burning bush, but God often calls us to do something in other ways as well. Sometimes God speaks to us through the Bible, church, circumstances, and struggles. Still at other times, God speaks to us through other people. Regardless of the way He speaks to you, God does speaks to all of us and calls all of us to do something for Him. Let me ask you a question today, ‘What is God calling you to do?’ The more important question might be, ‘How are you going to respond?’

Take care and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D