I’m more Israel than Moses

Israel had been in Egypt over 400 years and couldn’t wait a few days for Moses to come down the mountain with the commands of the Lord. They defaulted to what they knew: the gods of Egypt. I’m more Israel than Egypt. I don’t wait. I default. The command of the Lord is to wait.Continue reading “I’m more Israel than Moses”

Why the “generation of promise” may not be JUST 25 and under

I work part of the time in a college environment and we have a growing number of young adults in our church. I have three young adult sons. I can actually remember the “fire in my belly” coming out of college. (My memory isn’t completely gone.) So, it’s natural to hear about motivating the generationContinue reading “Why the “generation of promise” may not be JUST 25 and under”

How Serious Am I About Intercession?

Ex. 32 — Israel foolishly makes the golden calf because they were tired of waiting for Moses to come down from Sinai. God is so furious, he promises Moses he would wipe out the nation and start over with him. After watching Israel be so stupid, that is an offer that would sound far more appealingContinue reading “How Serious Am I About Intercession?”

Snatching Defeat Away from the Jaws of Victory

The compelling truth of Israel’s story in the Old Testament is it hits so close to home in our own lives. It is the story, too often, of making bold promises to God, then turning right around and finding a way to mess it up. Numbers 9-11 are key examples of the attitude we oftenContinue reading “Snatching Defeat Away from the Jaws of Victory”

Moses Knew the Ways of God

One of Dallas Willard’s mantra is this: The nature of the Kingdom is to ASK. Moses is a picture of asking. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel (Ps. 103:7, NIV) Israel knew what God did. Moses knew why God did it. We have that choice. Moses did. How did he know the ways of God? HeContinue reading “Moses Knew the Ways of God”

Changing the Mind of God

11 But Moses pleaded with the Lord his God, “Lord, why does your fury burn against your own people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and amazing force? 12 Why should the Egyptians say, ‘He had an evil plan to take the people out and kill them in the mountains and so wipe themContinue reading “Changing the Mind of God”