February 28 – Transformation Testimonies – Moses

Read Exodus 2:1-25 & 3:1-22

In terms of life transformation, Moses has an interesting journey. The circumstances of his birth are less than ideal. After the life of Joseph, who had great favor from Pharaoh at the very end of Genesis, Exodus 1:8 tells us that a Pharaoh rose to power who didn’t know of Joseph. Seeing the great number of Hebrews present in Egypt, Pharaoh became nervous that they would overpower the Egyptians. To solve this, Pharaoh told the midwives to kill any Hebrew males that were born. However, Moses’ mother hid baby Moses in a basket and sent him down the river, praying that his life would be spared by whoever found him.

Moses was found by Pharaoh’s daughter,  taken into the palace and brought up in the land of Egypt. Time passed and Moses was in a position of leadership in Egypt. In that position he supervised the Hebrew slaves as they were making bricks and building. One day, Moses saw a Hebrew being harassed by an Egyptian and, in a moment of weakness, he killed the Egyptian. Word began to spread of the murder so Moses fled out of Egypt into Midian.

Fast-forward about 40 years into the desert of Midian. As Moses is tending to flocks, Exodus chapter 3 describes the miraculous encounter Moses had with God Himself. God tells Moses that He has a great plan for his life. The runaway son of Egypt would be returning to the great city to liberate his native Hebrew people.

Here is a good life principle: God is never done with you. Many people believe that certain decisions they made in their lives will prevent God from working the miraculous in their lives. Noah was a drunk, Moses was a murderer, David was lustful, and Paul was a murderer.  Nevertheless God used every single one of them to accomplish the miraculous in the lives of so many people.

In the same way, God can use you no matter what you may have done. Allow the story of Moses to encourage you to believe that what is in the past is just that, in the past. God specializes in using broken pots and making them into magnificent and beautiful pieces of pottery. Allow your past mistakes to motivate you to live for the better. God has great plans for you! Are you ready to change the lives of people?

Jake Lawson

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