‘Then Moses said to the Lord…’ Exodus 33:12
Throughout the book of Exodus we read these two statements: ‘The Lord said to Moses,’ and ‘Moses said to the people.’
The Lord said to Moses and Moses said to people. Yes, that is the key lesson here. People listen and obey Moses’ words because Moses words are what Lord said to him. Until you have heard from God, what do you have to say to anybody else that’s worth consideration. Moses was aware of his shortcomings and he asked Lord ‘why the Israelites would listen to him?’ God anointed Moses as His spokesperson. Hence before speaking to people Moses always consulted with God. And that made Moses’ words powerful.
When your thoughts and desires are submitted to Lord He will actually think and speak through you. What a privilege! The trouble is, sometimes we want to speak without first consulting God and hearing from Him.
To hear from God first of all we have trust Him unconditionally. Wow! That’s a big ask. When we are children we trust our parents unconditionally but as we grow through different phases of live this unconditional love turns into conditional. And when it becomes conditional the purity the love is lost.
Does God really, really speak to us?by