Summary: In the book of Exodus chapter 3, God had a rescue plan with Israels name on it. Israel wasn’t stuck on a train track, but much worse, they were in bondage and oppression, with no way out. But God…
A Divine Rescue With Your Name On It.
After being informed of a 911 call from a concerned Citizen, a state trooper drove along the train tracks, shining his flashlight into the dark until he spotted a vehicle stranded on the iron rails. The troopers dashboard camera captured the train barreling toward the car. “That train was coming fast,” the officer said, “50 to 60 mph.” Acting without hesitation, he pulled an unconscious man from the car near seconds before the train slammed into it.
This man owed his life to the officer.
Our day bread, June 8
In the book of Exodus chapter 3, God had a rescue plan with Israels name on it.
Israel wasn’t stuck on a train track, but much worse, they were in bondage and oppression, with no way out.
I want to look at 8 verses of scripture from
Exodus 3:1-8, and show you God’s rescue plan for every listening individual that dares to believe.
Exodus 3:1NKJV Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
Fact—After Moses killed an Egyptian solider, Moses left Egypt fleeing for his life. Fearing the very Egyptians that raised him.
Moses spent, 40 years on the back of the desert while God developed Moses’ character.
During this 40 year time, Moses was faithful with his menial task. He married, and tended sheep. During this time Moses learned how to follow his Hebrew God.
From 1964 to 1975, the UCLA Bruins dominated college basketball, winning 10 NCAA National Championships. Seven of those championships were back-to-back. Six times John Wooden was named College Basketball Coach of the Year—Unbelievable!
John Wooden's college coaching career begin at Indiana State Teachers College. After winning the Indiana Inner Collegiate Conference title in 1947, his team received an invitation to compete in the national tournament. Wooden rejected the invitation because of the policy banning black players. One of Wooden’s players, Clarence Walker, was African-American. “If all his players could not compete none of them would”, Wooden said.
Wooden’s team made it to the national tournament final the next year, where they lost to Louisville. It was the only championship game ever lost by a Wooden coach team, but he had already won a moral victory. John Wooden's refusal to play the year before was the catalyst that caused the NAIB to reverse their policy banning black players. Clarence Walker became the first African-American to play in the postseason intercollegiate basketball tournament. (Mark Batterson, Win The Day)
Coach John Wooden lived by a seven-point creed, this creed served as his compass.
Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
Make friendship a fine art.
Build a shelter against a rainy day.
Pray for guidance, and count and give thanks for your blessings every day.
Moses learned to do what Coach Wooden lived by—Number 3, Make each day your masterpiece.
Simply put, success is doing the best you can with what you have where are you are.
Exodus 3:2NKJV And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
Hebrews 12:29NIV for our "God is a consuming fire.”
This is what I believe— “I believe Gods got a burning bush with your name on it.” P.H
Exodus 3:3NKJV Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
“God is amazing, God is a God of miracles!
When Moses decided to look at the bush—that’s when God revealed His plan to him.” P.H
Exodus 3:4NKJV So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
This bush desired Moses’ attention. God say’s, Stop overlooking, and overthinking, Trust Him in the small things, for He’s a consuming fire.
God say’s, “Turn to the bush; look at the miracle, There can be a life changing event even in a bush.”
Each day of creation in Genesis was a masterpiece, was it not? Pick a day, any day—flowers blooming and trees bearing fruit on day three, the sun setting and moon rising on day four, fish swimming and birds flying on day five. At the end of each day, God stepped back and admired His handiwork. It's almost like He exceeded his own expectations, if that is even possible. He said, “Behold, it was good.”
Again, Exodus 3:4 God calls, “Moses, Moses,” And He said, “Here I am!”