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Give yourself time to ponder with this one! The book Moses focuses on the life of Moses and his journey with God to become the man God made him to be and to live the dream God had for him. It is an excellent resource, worthy of multiple readings, whether you are new to the life of faith or have been on a faith walkabout for years! The lessons are for today! We all need to learn what Moses learned to become who God dreamed of us being! The wrappings of culture differ, but these are universal faith lessons that each person must learn for him/herself that:
God accepts us as is--ordinary. I need to know that I don't have to be special to accomplish mighty deeds with whatever is in my hand.
None is worthy; none is courageous. Each of us must tap into God's power to accomplish the dream or vision he/she is called to do.
God is the giver of dreams and He gives us everything we need to accomplish the dream He give us. First the dream, or partial dream, then He prepares us, then He gives a plan. Our part is to submit. Take the next step as it is revealed. God only has a plan "A." He has dreamed a dream for us to live and until we live that dream there will be a sense of dissatisfaction with life.
Apparent failure is not God punishing or ignoring you; He is preparing you for better things. Lean on Him. Moses was called to go back to the place of failure and do the thing he failed to do and "I Am Goes with you."
Giants are not in our way to defeat us, but for us to learn to find the resources we need to defeat them! This was worth the whole book!
Author Saffrin discusses what faith is: trusting God for His dreams as He births them in your heart. When God begins to make changes, our life does not always feel or look good. True faith (trusting God and His dream) launches us into the danger zone between who we are now and who God wants us to become. Moses was the child of a slave who became the son of a queen who became the leader of the people of God! Moses had to die to self confidence and to an inferiority complex and learn that everything you learn in life, regardless of the source--even knowledge of the Gods of Egypt and military might--becomes useful when placed in God's hands. Wow! These and other lessons need to move from an intellectual understanding to gut level knowing!
This thoughtful and thought provoking work is well written liberally and appropriately sprinkled with scripture to illustrate and underscore the author's points. It will challenge you to become who God has dreamed of you being. By being available, submitting to God's leadership, taking that next step, you will find that God has equipped you, and you are able. God is a God who wants to be believed and trusted and if you do that He will use you in mighty ways.
The great takeaway for me was the bit about the giants being there for us to find the resources God has already given and that "in the great adventure that Jesus will give you, God is not going to strengthen you for the task; instead, he is going to show himself strong on your behalf.
I recommend this book to any Christian wanting to know God better and to have more of a bigger picture, a better perspective of life's events.
I apologize for not putting page numbers after quotes--I have yet to learn how to fully use my Kindle!