Exodus · Matthew · Proverbs · Psalms

Free from Oppression

Exodus 5:22-7:25, Matthew 18:21-19:12, Psalms 23, Proverbs 22-23

Today I am thankful that the Lord is faithful even when I am not. I have been struggling to stay faithful to my devotions. Like every one else on the planet, I have a million excuses. My most recent is that I have a very needy elven month-old who refuses to let go of my leg or give me a moment of rest. Every time I sit down to read the word, there he is screaming at me and slapping my Bible out of my lap. As I write this, he is crying and hanging onto my leg but I know there is no excuse good enough that it should keep me from my devotions to God. He is faithful and gracious when I deserve it least. I have not posted in two weeks. I have no good excuse so today I have committed to reading and posting even though Saturday is not my usual day.

Today’s word is good. All days are good because it is the Good Book after all, but today the word really struck a cord. Moses argues with God about his ability to go to Pharaoh to relay what God has said.

Exodus 6:30 “But Moses argued with the Lord, saying, “I can’t do it! I’m such a clumsy speaker! Why should Pharaoh listen to me?” NLT

I have been wrestling with the Lord too. I often tell myself that I do not have time. My almost toddler son is too demanding. I don’t have the right words to write a blog post a week. I have nothing of value to say so I should just remain quiet.

You want the truth? I am good enough because I have been redeemed. I have been set free. It is only the Enemy that wants us to think that we do not have the time or ability to serve the Lord properly.

The Lord says, “I am the Lord. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery.” (NLT Exodus 6:6)

Today I pray that I do not have a hard and stubborn heart like the Pharaoh and instead I listen and obey the Lord without arguing or hesitation.

May you be free from your oppressors and live freely in the knowledge that God has called you out of Egypt to be set free from slavery.

Blessings be on your weekend,

Kristin

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