Be The God That Others See

Exodus 3:7,10 | “The Lord said, I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out…So I have come down to rescue them from the hands of the Egyptians, to bring them into a good and spacious land, so now go.”

A few days ago, I saw an indirect message from someone who needed some financial assistance. My first instinct was to pray and encourage the person that God would provide, as He had promised. But the Holy Spirit immediately spoke to my heart and said, ‘Yes, I will provide for her, by you helping her right away.’ And like Paul would say, I was not disobedient to the ‘heavenly voice.’

Isreal was in bondage and oppressed in Egypt for many years. God eventually decided to step in and deliver them. Just when He said He had come down to rescue them from their oppressors, He asks Moses to go to Pharaoh. I wonder why He didn’t just go ahead to deliver them as the Almighty and All-powerful God that He is. Why still send Moses?

The scripture tells us to observe the way the Maker does things and fall in line. God can do everything all by Himself, but He mostly doesn’t. Every now and then, we see Him choose men as His method. He chose to wrought His deliverance for Israel through Moses.

We are God’s outstretched arm of salvation. He intends that through us, the fragrance of His knowledge, goodness, and love, be spread everywhere and to everyone. We are His living epistles; letters written by His Spirit. Our lives form the language in which He speaks to the world.

2 Corinthians 3:3 | “Clearly, you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.”

We are expressions of the infinite dimensions of God. We are His representatives here on earth. We are His beam of light, His voice of hope, and His healing hands, in a confused, hopeless, and dying world. When the people of Lystra experienced the power and the kindness of God in the life of the crippled man through Paul and Barnabas, they exclaimed, “the gods have come down to us in the likeness of men.”

What are you communicating to the world around you? How are you representing Christ? How are people reading and experiencing Him through you? Are they experiencing Christ’s power, His glory, and love through you? Or are you transmitting the flesh and all of its works? I constantly say this prayer over myself, and I encourage you to join today.

Dear Lord! Let my life be a picture of You. Let it be a letter written by Your hands. Empower me to be the God that others see. Amen!