|“You learn to glorify God by how you relate to others: with your wife by loving her, with you employer by obeying him, with your parents by honoring them, etc. All relationships have as their goal either the person coming into a saving relationship with the Jesus, or the person growing in his love and commitment to the Savior. If your relationship with others does not center on evangelism and edification, you are acting contrary to God’s intent for your life.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”)
Thoughts from the Diary of a Desperate Man by Walter A Henrichsen (“Walt”)
“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, …By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; …for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.” Hebrews 11:23-26
Hebrews 11 calls attention to two things that characterized the life of Moses: First, he was a man of conviction. The author begins by telling us what his parents did. They made the decision to hide Moses in violation of the king’s edict. When Moses “was come to years” he made his own decisions. It was Moses who refused identification with Egypt, choosing rather a life of banishment. Moses believed the same things his parents believed, but for his own set of reasons. Moses developed his own convictions.
Second, he had an eternal perspective; he looked at the ultimate rather than the immediate reward. Moses hoped for an eternal inheritance and thus abandoned any hope for the short term wealth, comfort, and prestige that the imperial court of Egypt offered.
God has no grandchildren. Each follower of Christ must develop his own convictions and perspective. The convictions and perspective of others will not carry you through your time of testing. Those who have biblical models to emulate are indeed fortunate, but such people must be careful and not try to live off of the faith of others. The story of Moses begins with his parent’s faith, and ends with the faith of Moses. So must the story of every disciple of Christ.
Exodus 12-13 Matthew 16 (New King James Version)
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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in Prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2
Devote yourselves to Prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The Prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16
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