I will be with you

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with youfrom Exodus 3:11 and 12

Who am I? That’s a great question. I find myself asking that a lot. This morning I was thinking about all the things I had on my plate. Who am I to accomplish all this? I don’t know about you but often I feel like the task before me is too big, to difficult for little ol’ me.

Moses was faced with the same dilemma. He had resigned himself to be a shepherd. Moses had had a rough childhood, and ultimately had to flee his home and live in the wilderness. But he had eventually made a home there. He had gotten married and settled on a good career. He was probably comfortable. But then one day God shows up and tells him everything is about to change. He is sending Moses back to Egypt to free his people, the Israelites from their Egyptian slave drivers. And Moses has a great question for God. “Who am I to do that?”

God has such a sweet answer for Moses, and for us. “I will be with you.” No matter what Moses has ahead of him, God will be with him. I am not enough for my day. I cannot accomplish anything great today on my own. But I think that’s the point. God wants me to stop focusing on me, and begin depending on Him. He has promised to go with me. And together we can do great things!

Holy Spirit, I need you today. Would you come and be with me. Would you make me more dependent on You. Would you strip me of my pride and my wanting to be in control. I don’t want to be comfortable any more or get by on my own. I want a life empowered by Your Spirit.

erikaDiving In is our online mid-week devotional. It jumps into the message from Sunday and takes us a little deeper. Take a moment to slow down from your busy day, and hear from the Holy Spirit. We re-post every Wednesday. You can follow along by clicking the +Follow button in the bottom-right corner of your screen. This week Diving In is written by Erika Thornton (Pastor Jonathan’s wife).