As I was driving through Virginia, I saw so many beautiful mountains. Though I have seen many breathtaking mountains in various countries, God continues to amaze me. The radio was on and as if God had waved His conductor’s wand to use the music to work together with the beautiful sight before me, David Crowder sang, “You make everything glorious.” I could do nothing else but worship the Lord as I thought of the beautiful sights that He created from nothing. The beautiful colors. The beautiful scenery. No one has a paintbrush like God.
We get so busy with our day-to-day list to accomplish that we often do not take a moment to look at some of the beauty around us. Today, be sure to take a moment to look around with eyes opened, seeing some of the things God has created. He truly makes everything glorious whether we open our eyes or not, but we are much more blessed when we share it with Him.
“All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.” – Psalm 66:4
When reading Exodus 3-4, we find God calling Moses. Most people can remember the burning bush. Like all of us, God created Moses for a purpose. Moses was to lead God’s chosen people out of Egypt. In 3:10, after Moses answers God with “Here I am” and hears of God’s concern for His people and their suffering, and the promise of rescue and “a land flowing with milk and honey,” God tells Moses , “So now, go.” Yet, Moses does not go. There is excuse after excuse given. Who am I? What is Your name? What if they don’t believe me? I cannot speak so well. In 4:12, again God says, “Now go” and He promises to help Moses. Still, Moses says, “Please send someone else” (v. 13).
It is interesting to see the exchange between God and Moses. When we see dozens of verses later that God is still trying to get Moses to go do what He asked, it is safe to say that we all have been in that same position. We all have a pile of excuses that we have given God. It could be something like, “Well I didn’t have enough time to read my Bible today” or “I was too tired to pray last night before bed.” Maybe it sounds something like this: “You want me to go back to school but I’m making good money at the job I have now.” Perhaps it is “I have too much on my plate now. There is no way I can serve the church.” There are likely millions of excuses I could list here. We all make them.
When Moses finally moves forward as God commanded, it is easily seen that God is with him. Everything God said is true. God is faithful. Moses gave excuses to God on being used as a vessel for God’s glory to accomplish God’s plan. We give the same excuses. But remember, it is God’s plan. He is faithful. If He has given you something to do, He has given you everything you need to get it done. His plans will not be thwarted. As you go through your day today, if you feel God leading you, don’t give an excuse. Show up for duty. When you show up for duty, you find that He already has done the hard part.