2014-01-27 / Church

Today’s Meditation

In Spite Of Our Limitations
From The Upper Room The World’s Most Widely Read Daily Devotional Guide

Read Exodus 3:1-10

Moses said, “I have never been eloquent, . . . . I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “ . . . go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

Exodus 4:10-12 (NIV))

Moses may have been a great man, but early on he was more concerned with making excuses than with trusting God. The power in the burning bush story is God’s response in dismantling those excuses by telling Moses to trust and by promising to do through Moses what seemed impossible.

How often do we use our limitations as excuses? We say we do not have time, skill, experience, and so on. A stroke left me with a speech impediment, but when I am tempted to use this as an excuse, I remember Moses. Moses also had a speech problem, but God called him anyway.

I believe that God can use us as we are — hesitations and limitations included. What we can learn from Moses is that the setting of limits belongs to God, not to us. God’s unlimited power can transform our limitations into instruments of faith and works.

William L. Dike

(Florida, USA)

Thought for the Day: In spite of our limitations, God can give our lives purpose.

Prayer: Remove our excuses, O Lord, so that we yield all that we are to your purposes. May even our limitations be of use and service to you. Amen.

Prayer Focus: Those recovering after a stroke.

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