Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Exodus: Finding Who We Are

Being a Christ follower doesn't make us immune from difficulties or oppression. The Israelites were doing everything right in Egypt. The mission God gave them was to be fruitful and multiply. Pharoah saw their faithfulness as a threat.

We will all face difficulties. These circumstances will impact our character. The Israelites come out of a difficult experience. As a people, they are struggling to breathe. Their difficulties keep getting worst. 

Good came out of the struggle of the Israelite. Named by the oppressor's daughter. His name was Moses. 

Difficult seasons in life cause us to focus on survival. We lose our mission and passion in the myriad of difficulties drowning us. 

This happens to us in our relationships, our jobs, and our churches. In trying to survive we lose sight of our passion and identity. 

I truly believe that God can take our difficulties and birth something good. This is our moment. Our circumstances are never without hope. They are never without hope. God is always bringing about a greater narrative. 

I want to encourage us to do two things. 
1. Read Exodus. You can find a reading plan for us to go through in the next forty days
2. Be Present and Pray. Pray specifically that God might remind us who we are and where we are going.