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Raising Vision (2 of 6)
Series: Rise - Seize the Moment, Shatter the Darkness
''Where there is no vision, the people perish.'' Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
''Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, 'I will go over and see this strange sight--why the bush does not burn up.' When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, 'Moses! Moses!' And Moses said, 'Here I am.' 'Do not come any closer,' God said. 'Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.'''
Exodus 3:1-5 (NIV)
1. DON'T FENCE GOD IN
''So I have come to rescue them.... And lead them out of Egypt into their own good and spacious land. Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You will lead My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.'' Exodus 3:8, 10 (NLT)
- The fence of my faults
''But Moses pleaded with the Lord, 'O Lord, I'm just not a good speaker.... I'm clumsy with words.''' Exodus 4:10 (NLT)
- The fence of my fears
''Moses answered, 'What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The Lord did not appear to you?''' Exodus 4:1 (NIV)
''But Moses said to God, 'Who am I that I should go? ... God said to Moses, 'I am who I am.''' Exodus 3:11, 14 (NIV)
- The fence of my failures
''But Moses said, 'O Lord, please send someone else to do it.''' Exodus 4:13 (NIV)
2. SURRENDER MY PRIDE AND LEAN ON GOD'S POWER
''Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.'' Numbers 12:3 (NIV)
3. LET GO OF WHAT I'M HOLDING ON TO
''Then the Lord said to him, 'What is in your hand?' 'A staff,' he replied. The Lord said, 'Throw it on the ground.''' Exodus 4:2- ...
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