Lord, on bended knee I plead my case
Cleanse me of sin without one trace.
No merit of my own, only disgrace
In humility I long to see your face.
On hollow ground, on bended knee
That I might grow into a vessel fit for thee.
At the burning bush, you know the need,
Let the consuming fire plant its seed.
On bended knee a vessel of clay
Mold me Lord on the potter’s wheel I stay.
Until your work in me is complete,
Where nothing of me is left and I am meek.
Do the work that is needed most
Consumed and filled with the Holy Ghost.
A worthy servant of Israel must I be;
To lead your people through the Red Sea.
A cloud by day and fire by night dost guide;
Commandments etched in stone you provide.
Leading your people to the Promised Land,
Milk and honey flowing by your mighty hand.[/pullquote4]God then assigned Moses the daunting task of taking a message to his people and leading them out of slavery to the Promised Land. This story from beginning to end is about Man’s weakness and God’s power. The Lord warned Moses that quite often the best person chosen for the mission sees himself as lacking in both talent and intellect.
Like Moses, our ability to hear and follow God depends on the depth of our character. The greater the level of integrity, the deeper and more sensitive our spirit becomes to follow through on His request. Today more than ever, we need God to touch our hearts and souls so that we may become “Holy Spirit Urns” to house His glory. The time clock of heaven always sounds loudest for those whose ears are trained to hear the Master’s voice. (John 10:27). Along the way to the Promised Land, we must remind ourselves that the road leads not necessarily to wealth or fame but rather to holiness and God’s all-encompassing sufficiency.
All God’s children will eventually have their own “Parting of the Red Sea” experience. What matters is do we drown in the quagmire of doubt, or do we press on in faith? The same God that keeps His promise on dry land will do so in waters of affliction.
Integrity will always be rewarded. (1 Kings 9:4-5, Nehemiah 7:2, Psalm 41:11-12)
Never lose hope that God will bring what he has promised to the faithful. Be patient
and He will answer your call.
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