“When we back off from His commands we are not accepting His provision to obey.”
“Who makes mouths?” God said to Moses after He called him to go before Pharaoh and free the the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, and Moses complained and whined about his stuttering and not being a good public speaker. “Who makes people so they can speak or not speak, hear or not hear, see or not see. Is it not I, the Lord? Now go, and do as I have told you. I will help you speak well, and I will tell you what to say.”
“But Moses again pleaded, ‘Lord, please send someone else.’ Then the Lord became angry.” (Exodus 4:11-13) So the Lord acquiesced and gave Moses’ brother, Aaron, to go with Moses and be the spokesperson for them both. But Aaron made for a lot of trouble for the people later on because of bad leadership, making you sure they would have been better off without him, and God certainly would have provided Moses with the voice and the words he needed just like He said.
God understands our limitations, but He can get a little impatient with our stupidity. Only because when we back off from His commands we are not accepting His provision to obey. We look to ourselves and don’t see enough. We’re looking in the wrong place.
Next time you need something in mind, body or spirit to do what God has asked you to do, remember who made you, and who made even that part that you need, and take it on. Put Him to the test. He likes that. And I can’t help but think He wants you to experience His power directly, rather than to give in to a compromise.
Time to Celebrate!
Celebrate with us … and Mike
The Catch Ministry’s headquarters main entrance and satellite offices are open and, once again, with the ministry continuing to unlock all of our doors too!
The Keeper of the Keys touched the heart of our new locksmith, Catch Member Mike, who knew exactly where to drill the hole to fit a new key and opened the door. Thank you Mission Viejo Mike!
Celebrate with us … We are All Stars!
Every year, Constant Contact, our email marketing company, recognize 10% of its customer base as All Stars for marketing success and a high open rate — The Catch was recently acknowledged as one of the 10% from their entire portfolio! The Catch is an All Star!
Specifically, the Company awarded us for:
- Capture and engage curiosity
- Consistently sustain the desire for more
- Relevant and intriguing headlines
Given the above, Constant Contact recommends we “strongly encourage readership to Share Wildly: to not just a few people but to everyone they know.”
Celebrate with us … and the IRS
The IRS acknowledged the Catch Ministry for making Efficient Use of Donor Dollars with productivity and reach, and with little waste or off-target spending.