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DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Monday, December 3, 2018 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
TOPIC: OVERCOMING BARRIERS (I)
Read: Exodus 3:10-17
MEMORISE: So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain” (Exodus 3:12).
God called Moses to do a great work for Him that would also bless the Israelites. Moses’ response to this awesome invitation was to offer excuses for why he could not obey. This kind of attitude, which can be called a “faith barrier” – can thwart our spiritual lives in Moses’ life, we see areas of weakness that can create, such a faith barriers:
Poor self-image. When God gave the command to go to Pharaoh and lead the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses’ immediate response was to say, Who am I…? (Exo 3:11). Perhaps, he was thinking of his occupation as a lowly shepherd living in Midian. Maybe he was referring to his upbringing and separation from his birthroot (Exo. 2:1-4). Or he might have been recalling his past, when he killed an Egyptian and had to flee (Exo. 2:12). Whatever Moses’ objection was, the Lord answered with a wonderful promise: I will certainly be with you (3:12).
Ignorance of God’s greatness. In order to carry out God’s plan, we need to believe fully in the One who has called us. When Moses questioned his assignment again, the Lord answered by revealing Himself as the great I AM and the One who had promised to rescue the Israelites (vv. 14-17). By trusting in the character and promises of almighty God, Moses would be able to carry out this seemingly impossible assignment.
Faith barriers hinder the flow of divine power in our lives, slow spiritual growth, and prevent us from fully carrying out the Father’s will. We must remember who He is and where power comes from. We know that our heavenly Father is sovereign over all, and His Spirit empowers us to follow through in obedience. Whatever are your barriers today, God is able to rescue you completely.
1. Lord, rule against anything that may serve as barriers to my fulfilling Your mandate for my life.
2. Lord, let Your grace to do exploits for You rest upon me, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord continue to prove Your presence with me in all my life endeavours.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 40 -41
Source: Living Water Daily Devotional