Friday — February 3, 2023

Reading God’s Word: Exodus 5:1-6:27; Psalm 34  

Memorizing God’s Word: Psalm 23:3-4, “he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Meditating on God’s Word: Exodus 6:9-12, “So Moses told the people of Israel what the Lord had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery. Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go back to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and tell him to let the people of Israel leave his country.’ ‘But Lord!’ Moses objected. ‘My own people won’t listen to me anymore. How can I expect Pharaoh to listen? I’m such a clumsy speaker!’”

Praying God’s Word: “El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty,’ there are times in my journey with you that I face total discouragement and feel crushed under the amount of things going wrong.  So many fellow believers can also refuse to listen about your goodness, grace and presence because they are so burdened.  Your call to me is “Go back, speak again” and I return with “But Lord!” Forgive my struggle to obey and make me a force for speaking about your presence, power, truth and love even if I feel I’m ill-equipped.  I know you will be with me, Amen.”