Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 5 of 90: Here I am?

Hi to anyone reading along with B90Days. Hope your reading is going well. In another couple of days, we'll be in Leviticus. That's some hard reading, but it is worth it. So keep reading, keep reading, keep reading. Today, I took my Bible with me to Health Plus, where I waited about an hour to be seen. Thank goodness I do not have strep throat. I did get a lot of reading done. It is always good to have a Bible handy so you can read wherever you are. *Blush* I even keep a Bible in the bathroom. Sometimes I escape there and lock the door and just read for a few minutes. I can usually read a chapter or two before someone comes looking.

Now, here's my SOAP for today:

Scripture:  Exodus 4:13  But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it."

Observation:  Moses did not quickly and without hesitation say "Here I am" as Abraham did.

Application:  All too often I say "O Lord, please send someone else to do it." I want to be as obedient as Abraham and say "Here I am" but unfortunately I am more like Moses.

This B90Days is a perfect example of that. My friend Kari, one of the mentors, asked me if I was up for doing it again. At first, I hesitated. While I enjoyed my first journey through the Bible in 90 days, I wasn't sure if right now I was ready to do it again. But I realized it would be good for me. So I told her I'd love to do it. And was excited that this time we could do it together. Then she asked if I was going to be a mentor.

Ummmmmm, "Oh Lord, please send someone else to do it." Not kidding at all, that is really what I thought. He has been pushing me to do more, poking at me, nudging me, and lately, flat out shoving me. I knew it, I even remarked on it to a couple of people. But when asked point blank if I was going to do something that I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt was the kind of thing He'd been pushing me toward, my first thought was "Me?? Really?? Wouldn't someone else be a better choice?"

But, I obeyed. I did. I'm nervous, afraid I will let people down, afraid I'll let God down. But I'm doing it. I'm a mentor. (Hi all my mentees out there!)

Even though Moses didn't immediately jump up and do as God had asked, he still did it. There's something to be said for that.

Prayer:  Father God, here I am. I know I didn't come as soon as You called, forgive me for that. But I am here now. I am willing to do what You ask. Lord, please help me to continue to do whatever it is You ask of me. I pray that I will be a good mentor, that I will bring glory to You. I pray for each of my mentees. Let them feel Your presence during this journey. Let them get what they need from Your Word. Amen.

2 comments:

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

Lisa, here are my thoughts on today's reading. I posted them on Mom's Tool Box too!

I really enjoyed today’s reading. I was struck by the fact that God not only was “thumbing the noses” of the Egyptian gods, but that the plagues were actually an attack on the senses of the Egyptian people. All five senses were attacked in rapid-fire action: Sight, Smell, Touch, Hearing, and Taste.

Another thing that I saw was that our God loves order, not chaos. Notice the way He told them exactly what to do and exactly what would happen if they didn’t follow what He said.

Last, but by no means least, I see His redemptive plan during the passage about the Passover. “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” He so plainly shows us a picture of Jesus’ saving work at the Cross. May we never forget what He did, for us.

I am SO enjoying this walk through the Scriptures. Thank you again for the challenge.

Andrea in NC