With God All Things are Possible!!! blog
As we continue reading through Hebrews 11 learning from the great people of great faith we come to Moses. Talk about a man who needed faith to get him through some incredible circumstances there is none like Moses. Sure, he was raised by Pharaoh’s daughter and received a great education and training but that all went down the drain when he killed an Egyptian and fled for his life to live in the desert … for 40 years.
He was 40 years old when he fled for his life and after leaving one of the top civilizations in the world spent 40 years herding sheep in the Negev. From riches to rags and about the time he was 80 years old he saw an interesting sight he had never seen before. A brush in the desert was on fire but it was not being consumed.
So, Moses sauntered over to have a chat with God. It wasn’t just any bush and the land around it was holy. So, Moses removed his shoes and listened as God was about to change his life big time. The new job was to return to Egypt and gather the Israelites up and lead them to the Promised Land.
Only one problem … Moses was afraid of what might happen when he would try to take away all of the Israelites who were by then slaves to Pharaoh. Master’s hate it when their slaves leave because the unemployment rates skyrockets and having hundreds of thousands of people doing free labor can impact one’s bottom line. So, Moses explained this to God and questioned if he was the man for the job.
God’s solution was a rather odd one. He gave Moses a stick. Moses had no idea of the saying, “Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick!” so he had his reservations. His stick was his staff and he probably had it for 40 years and was very familiar with it, but God told him to throw it to the ground and behold it became a snake and Moses fled from it. Then God said for him to pick it up and voila … it became a staff again.
Moses was still not getting the message because snakes were not that big a deal in Egypt. So, God told Moses to put his hand inside of his coat and when he pulled it out it was white and covered with leprosy. Then he returned his hand into his coat and it came out healed.
Now, why do you think God did these two things? He wanted Moses and us to know that with Him nothing is impossible. Jesus taught us this Matthew 19.
“Again, I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Moses had a less than successful start in being a man of great faith. He did not feel he was up to the task of leading a million Hebrew slaves out of Egypt even with the promise of the Promised Land. However, Moses was someone who learned from God. He was willing to be the man God wanted Him to be and for the next 40 years, he led the Hebrews out of Egypt, escaping the greatest military power in the world at that time and led them to the edge of the land flowing with milk and honey.
Recovery for you IS impossible … if you try to do it on your own. Remaining isolated and you will continue to be slaughtered by your flesh and the sexual sin that is constantly available.
However, what is impossible for man is possible with God. Being filled with the Spirit and walking in the Spirit every day is part of what it takes. Breaking your isolation and joining a group of believers who are helping one another grow one day at a time is imperative.
God’s resources used in God’s way will bring the result of healing you from our sexual brokenness and become men and women being conformed to the image of Christ.
All things are possible with God … who, oh, by the way … deals inside your body.