April 13, 2016

Step Into My Office

Exodus 3:1-10

So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.

—  Exodus 3:10

If you work for a boss, you may hear him or her say something like “Step into my office.” That’s often an indication that your boss has something important to say and wants you to pay close attention.

The burning bush is not a boss’s office, but it is the place where God summoned Moses for an important meeting, and where God had a crucial conversation with Moses.

It turns out that Moses’ 80-year education was preparation for the mission that God described to him at the burning bush. Moses’ very early years under his parents’ roof, his years growing up in Pharaoh’s household, and his past forty years as a shepherd in Midian provided a long training program for leading God’s people out of Egypt. Every lesson learned along the way was important for the assignment God was planning for Moses in the years ahead.

Has God asked you to step into his office lately? Has he been speaking to you about your life and your mission? Listen up. Pay attention. The God who saw the misery of his people Israel also sees you clearly. He knows where the training he has given will be best used for his glory. You may not need to take off your shoes, but you are called to lift your heart to God in prayer and surrender.

Here I am, Lord; send me. Use all that you have taught me, shown me, given to me. Put me where you want me, and help me to live, work, play, think, and speak for your honor and glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

About the author — David Den Haan

Pastor Dave Den Haan has served at Fairway Christian Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan, since 1999. Previously he served a church in Minnesota. Dave and his wife, Connie, have three children.

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