Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 3

God’s Rhythm in Calling

Moses was a covert Israelite masquerading as an oppressive Egyptian ruler until one day, in an act of angry justice, he murdered an Egyptian slave-master who raised his hand to harm a fellow Israelite. Moses was driven into exile for his act. He was driven away from Egypt, and was unable to be of any help to Egypt or the oppressed Israel. Moses fled into the land of Midian. He married, and accepted a simple life of tending flocks in anonymity in a newfound family under his father-in-law Jethro’s leadership.

One day however, Moses’ plan to remain discrete and undercover was erased. God called Moses to be his agent of deliverance for the nation of Israel. Yes, that’s right. God was going to use this man Moses, a murderer, a coward, and what could be considered a bastard child, to bring about God’s deliverance for Israel and God’s judgment upon Egypt.

Moses’s story to some extent is our entire story. We all in some way let God down, and turn away from him in any number of ways. Our stories are filled with tarnished labels and shame. We accept the role of staying covert. We hide. We accept the shame of our actions.

However, God once again never changes. His actions for calling us back into his service remain the same. Meditate on Moses’ calling in Exodus 3. Notice that God’s pattern of worship again emerges, and let this cause a revival of calling in our hearts as we read and meditate on how God could be extending the same calling of grace to us in our situation today.

  • God’s character recognized through pursuit (vv. 2-4)
  • Frailty of man and creation recognized (v. 3)
  • God’s grace exhibited (v. 7)
  • God’s grace assured (v. 8)
  • Instruction for obedience (vv. 7-9)
  • Response of doubt (v. 11-12)
  • Promise of Covenant, Blessing, and Sending (v. 10)

*For further reading in the Bible: Exodus 3

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Author: Dave Yauk

Dave Yauk is first a foremost a follower of Jesus. He is Husband to Katie, and Father to 4 wonderful children (Naomi, Jesse, Levi, and Analise). Dave's primary passion is to seek after Gods Glory in all things, and in his contribution you'll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture. Dave has been privileged to do ministry in over 17 countries. This has been his primary means of education and learning as a follower of Jesus. However, Dave has also had the honor of getting a B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership, a Master's in Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from I.W.S. Dave owns the Garden City Project (an online collaborative marketplace for Christian artists and innovators), Finale School of Music, and teaches online guitar for Jamplay.com. He is also a Professor of Theology, Worship and Missiology at Visible Music College and Grand Canyon University.

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