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God Is Working It Out

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Sermon shared by Rick Gillespie- Mobley

May 1996
Summary: This is a sermon preached on Motherís Day in which the Mariam and her Mother go through struggles..
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
God is Working It Out
5/11/96 Exodus 8:22 Ephesians 6:10-18 Text Exodus 2:1-10

Some times when we start something, we are not sure what itís going to look like when its finished. Itís like the little girl who was busy drawing and coloring with great intensity. Her mother asked, "Honey, what on earth are you doing." She said, "Iím making a picture of God. Her mother said, "well sweetheart, donít you know that nobody knows what God looks like. She said, "yes, but they will as soon as Iím done with this picture.
In a lot of ways, God is similar to the little girl. If it were possible for us to look over Godís shoulder and see what God is up to in our lives, we may ask God, "what in heavens are you doing. God says, Iím about to make a diamond, out of these broken pieces of glass." " Well God, donít you know its not possible. God may respond yes I know its impossible, but Iím working it out anyway."
You see the size of our faith, is going to be limited by the size of our God. Each Christian should be looking to the Lord for something to do in the kingdom of God, and everyone ought to be praying " God bless me with a job thatís too big for me to do on my own." It we are only are willing to do the things that we know we are capable of doing, we will never be driven to our knees to meet God, and ask the question, "Oh God who am I that you would call me to such a task as this.
Saints, when we are faced with new challenges in our lives and we ask the question "Oh God, who am I?", the answer comes back from heaven, "My child it doesnít make too much of a difference who you are--I am all you need, for I am the one thatís working it out!" The challenges which come before us can come up anywhere, at home, on the job, at the church or in the school. Are we willing to believe that God is still working it out.
In our text this morning, we found a period of time in which everyday was a dark, sad and miserable day for mothers, fathers and family members alike. For Godís people were under the oppression of a ruthless pharaoh or Egyptian King. Cold hearted and murderous, he had given the order to kill every male child born among Godís people. Each baby boy was to be tossed into the Nile River and drowned. Beautiful lives, created in the image of God were being destroyed. If somebody had of told those mothers and fathers, God is working it out, they may have cursed the person and God as well in their grief and anger.
Strange thing is, God often works things out through people who are willing to stand and take risks. We were told in our New Testament reading to put on the whole armor of God for we are involved in a war. There are many things God wants to work out in our lives, but Godís hands are tied because we are not dressed for battle. When opportunities come up for us to make a difference, we are passed over because our armor is not on.
There are opportunities before each of us this morning, to make a difference for God. Are we willing to open our eyes and see them? Are we willing to say, "Here I am Lord, send me." God knows that many of us will respond no to both of these questions, but that alone will not exempt us from the trials which will come our way simply because God wants to use us.
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