Moses’ staff is one of the symbols most known in the Bible representing authority and power. Reading recently Moses’ history again and again, I was enticed by something that has not called my attention before.
When God sent Moses back to Egypt, He empowered him to show to the Israelites and to Pharaoh that he was on God’s appointment. Wonders were performed through his shepherd staff. The account of this passage is in Exodus 4 and 7.
God gave him the instructions to throw his staff on the floor and it would turn to a cobra and Moses did it as test for himself and also to the Israelites and he did again before Pharaoh’s court however the magicians of that time were able to do the same and transform other sticks in cobras. We all know what have happened then: Moses cobra ate all the others and supremacy was proven in that moment.
Now, you are probably wondering where I am leading you to if we do not use staffs nowadays and in general cobras are not favourite appeal to females!
We are all engaged, somehow, into challenges and resolutions or subject to problems that appeared out of nowhere.
Therefore, we seek for God’s help and direction to each particular situation knowing that He will bring solution.
Our expectations are that because we have trusted God with our problems or challenges and we are seeking in Him for the solution, everything will run smoothly and results will be positive.
Sometimes it does not happen as we have planned and hoped for. Can you try to picture in your mind Moses’ face when the other cobras appeared?
Isn’t the same face we put on when we do not have a quick answer to our requests or the answer we so badly prayed for?
But that was not the end for Moses’ and surely it is not the end of the line for you. God used that event to show His power and supremacy.
In the same way God will use whatever seems to be amiss and astray in your life right now to show His power and to bring a direction, an answer, a solution to your cause.
What is lacking? For you and me to learn to trust in God and not to be downcast and defeated by barriers, which will be along the way.
We will always confront spiritual opposition and the best reaction is at your spiritual level: trust in God and continue down the path He has brought you to. He will not leave you alone but He is walking it down at your side. Can you feel it?