Certainly I’ll Be With You

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

What are your highest aspirations for yourself? Do you occasionally find yourself wondering, “What’s the point?” “Will I ever get there?” or similar to Moses, “Who am I to carry out these plans?”

God commended Moses because he persevered in faith to fulfill the divine calling on his life. Chosen to lead the Hebrew slaves out of Egyptian bondage, Moses hesitated to carrying out God’s request. But God assured him, “Certainly I will be with you.”

God’s presence was a key part of Moses’ equipping as a leader. And His response to us is the same. We can confidently accept the responsibility God gives us because He has promised to be with us always.

The advent carol, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” is the cry of our hearts. God responds to our pleas for his presence and promises to come to us. This is expressed in the refrain: “Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel!” He is faithful. Let us trust in that.

This Christmas season, as we celebrate the greatest gift we will ever receive, let’s remember God’s faithfulness and that His Spirit present with us today.

Reflection Questions:
1) What are your highest aspirations for yourself professionally?
2) Are you trusting in God that he will see your plans through to fruition?
3) What can you do today to partner with God to achieve your goals?

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we know that apart from you we are nothing. You put plans in our hearts through inspiration. Help us to trust that you will see your plans through. Guide our understanding and shape our will to follow the pathways you want us to take. Amen.