Bible Verse of the Day 1/3/17 “Disruption”

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The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

Exodus 3:7-11

 

In hearing John Eldredge speak one time, he stated “at all times in your life God is disrupting, dismantling, healing, and restoring.” At first I thought nah..  But then as the Holy Spirit worked in my heart I began to see what John was talking about.   Over the next few days we will look at times in scripture where God intervened in these ways in His children’s lives.

In this season of Moses life he was hiding, from others and from himself.  There were things in his life that he had done that made him feel disqualified to make a difference in people’s lives. He had resigned himself to a life of a shepherd spending most of his time with the sheep.

As Moses worked the Father stepped in and began the disruption of Moses’ plan for his life.

In 2006 I had a plan for my life I was working at a job that I enjoyed, one that had provided for me and my family.  We had been renovating our home from the turn of the century into what would be a bed and breakfast one day after the kids were on their own.  Around Thanksgiving God intervened in the form of an offer from my company to relocate to the Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro) area of North Carolina to start a new division.   They had asked me before about moving to Charlotte and the answer had always been a quick no.  This time something in me would not let me turn down the offer to go look.   After a quick visit to NC and some prayer, a little over a month later I was living in NC during the week and in Indiana on the weekends, by summer the whole family was in NC full time with me.   This disruption eventually led to a ministry God provided that includes a weekly radio show and men’s boot camps that help others find the Father in a more intimate way.

So dear friends I would like for each of us today to think (and pray) about remembering a time that God intervened in our plans that led us to more life or to pray about seeing current ones more clearly. God’s disruptions lead to a more intimate walk with Him and to a fuller life.

In the Father’s love,

Sam