Monday, January 24, 2011

Daily Light - January 24, 2011

Daily Light from the Lighthouse
40 Days of Faith

"By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to called the son of Pharaoh's daughter." Hebrews 11:24

There are some of us that who hate to make decisions; we prefer that someone make it for us. All of us have been in that awkward situation with a group of people trying to decide where we are going to eat. "Where do you want to go? It doesn't matter to me. Where do you want to go? I don't care." It is amazing that we do not have news reports of people starving to death trying to make a decision about what restaurant they are going to. If we struggle with the petty decisions of the every day, what is it like when there is a major decision to be made?
Moses came to a point in his life where he had to make a conscious choice. He knew from the guidance of his parents that he was an Israelite, yet he was being brought up in Pharaoh's palace as a prince of the Egyptians. As far as the cares of this life were concerned, he lacked absolutely nothing. He had the finest of every thing that he desired and more. Surely there were some young Israelite men that would have traded places with him in a heart beat. Moses knew however that this is not where he belonged.
He knew it was not where he belonged, because he knew who he was. That thought is really important to the story of Moses as well as the story of your life. He knew that he was an Israelite by blood, and there were no comforts afforded him that could change that. It didn't matter what garments he wore, where he lived, or what language he spoke, he could not deny who he was on the inside. That is a challenge for all of us that claim the name of Christ as well. We came into this relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ, by faith and by His shed blood. When we entered into this grace that He so freely provided, we were both born again by the Spirit of God and adopted by our Heavenly Father. We are without any doubt in our hearts children of God. Therefore, we must make a decision to refuse to be called children of this world. We must live separate from this world even as we live in this world. We must make choices about our spiritual lives that clearly distinguish ourselves from the foolishness of sin.
The Bible said that Moses chose this when he became of age. One of the clearest evidences of spiritual maturity is in what way we make decisions for Christ.
May you be mature in Christ today!

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