January 10 The Mind-Set of Faith

Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:1–14

Key Verse: Exodus 3:14

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

We often think faith begins when we step out and trust God for something He has promised, but actually faith begins even before this point. Faith is an attitude, a mind-set that has the power to chart our course through life.

Those who bypass faith in God experience discouragement because they are left to trust in their own abilities. What is human capability in light of God’s omniscience?

Moses faced several critical points in his walk of faith. One came very early in his relationship with the Lord. The first time God spoke to Moses, He challenged Moses’ ability to trust Him: “Come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt” (Ex. 3:10 nasb).

The situation appeared overwhelming to Moses. How could he possibly go to Pharaoh and tell him to let God’s people go? He couldn’t! At least, he couldn’t in his own strength.

Are you facing a situation in which you know God wants you to trust Him, but the way seems dark and unsure?

Moses felt totally inadequate to do what God wanted him to do. God understood. This is what is so endearing about our Savior; He understands our frailties. All He asks is for you to be willing. Trust His love and care, and be strengthened by His power.

Precious heavenly Father, thank You for understanding my frailties. Even when my pathway seems dark and unsure, I know You will strengthen me. I rest in Your love and care.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 11). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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