What you Need


When Moses asked who was sending him back to Egypt at the burning bush in Exodus, God said, tell them “I Am” is sending you.

When Jesus was standing before the Pharisees in the temple, He said: “before Abraham was, I Am”. It was the Greek equivalent to the name given to the Voice from the burning bush.

This Holy, powerful name of Almighty God embodies who He is:
1. Always Existing
2. Independently Existing
3. The “Becoming One”

Life may be surprising you right now.

Your reality may not be matching up with your expectations. Jesus knows where you are and what you are dealing with. He is not surprised.

Jesus will meet you right in the middle of your unexpected chaos and equip you to navigate through it because He is the becoming one. He can and will become what you need:

When you are hungry:
“I am the bread of life.”
John 6:48 NIV

When you are in darkness:
“I am the light of the world.”
John 9:5 NIV

When you are lost and defenseless:
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 NIV

When you are exhausted:
“The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”  Psalm 118:14 NIV

Rest in Jesus. Rest in his love. Trust in his plan. Let the storm rage all around you as you stay safe in the eye of it.

He is what you need today and will empower you to become what you need to be today.

What do you need from Jesus today?

Don’t Settle


 In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the Lord had commanded him concerning them.

This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭1:3- 4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Moses has just told the Israelites that it’s time to cross over to the Promised Land but the nation of former slaves isn’t sure that is a good idea. Maybe they have fought and won a few battles but they were not sure that meant they were ready to possess the promised land. They were beginning to think that being a wanderer in the wilderness wasn’t so bad. They were unsure about going forward. They were thinking about settling for the best they had right then instead of pressing forward for the best God had for them in the future.

It’s not like you haven’t won a couple of battles. You have.

You have faced the lies and begun to live in God’s truth. You have stood your ground and fought for freedom.

But maybe today you are tired.

You don’t want to give up or go back, but making camp where you are may seem like a great idea.

My friend, go ahead and rest.

Get your breath back.

Get your vision back.

Remind yourself of God’s vision and get moving.

Don’t settle for good enough, fight for God’s best in every area of your life.

He Goes Before You


You can face the day before you with strength because you know that God is with you.

You can face the future with courage because you know that God goes before you into it.

“The LORD is indeed going before you – he will be with you; he will not fail you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged!” (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31‬:‭8‬ NET)

The scripture above was spoken by Moses as he commissioned Joshua to take the children of Israel into the promised land.

A nation of former slaves facing a future of freedom.

They knew it would not be easy.

They knew they were going to have to fight for it.

They were leaving their past behind and venturing together into a new normal.

You don’t have to know all the details of what is to come. You just need to know God has called you to it and He will give you what you need, when you need it, to begin living it.

Rest well, stop worrying and meet the battle head on to take possession of God’s promised land for you.

The Moment of Decision


Whenever there is a significant season of change approaching we are always faced with two options in dealing with it: go back to what we know or go forward in faith.

For Moses, it started at the burning bush. At 80 years old, he had lived as a shepard in the desert for 40 years. He had left his former life behind and was living a quiet life in obscurity. Then God met him where he was and called him out of obscurity and into the deliverance business.

Moses vacillates. Moses doubts. He is not doubting God, he is doubting himself. Yes, Moses is bold to argue with God but really isn’t that what we all do? When faced with drastic change and a call to stand up and out of the crowd, we vacillate. We doubt. “I can’t do this- why do you think I can do this?”, we whisper when insecurity creeps in.

God’s reply to us is the same one He gave Moses,
“I’ll be with you.”

Moses had to decide if he would take his shepard’s staff and go back to the sheep or trust God to forward to lead a nation out of slavery.

Now, our choices don’t always present themselves to us in the form of burning bushes and the audible voice of God but they do present themselves everyday when:

-a job ends.
-our finances go south.
-a relationship gets complicated.
-life gets stressful.
-change approaches.

This is the moment you decide- do you go back to what you know or go forward in faith?

To go forward you must believe:
• that God will be with you.
• He will give you what you need when you need it.

He will.

But you will never know unless you take the opportunity to walk forward in faith.

I would love to hear from you. What does going forward in faith mean in your life?
Have a wonderful forward walking day, my friend!