Scripture Reading: Exodus 10:1 through Exodus 12:51
I could not help but laugh today as I read Pharaoh’s response to the locusts and the darkness. He thought he was in charge!
But it was God who hardened his heart after each plague–God was really in charge.
God chose to work in the hearts of the Egyptians in a different way.
Now the Lord had caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the people of Israel. And Moses was considered a very great man in the land of Egypt, respected by Pharaoh’s officials and the Egyptians alike. –Exodus 11:3
Both of these instances were examples of God using emotions to get His will accomplished.
I wonder how many times God has “hardened my heart or someone else’s” to move me away from something or someone who wasn’t good for me. And how many times He’s made me look better than I was to gain the favor of people He wanted in my life.
The longer I serve the Lord, the less I trust my judgment and the more I trust Him.
I know we have a part to play, but it is comforting to me to believe that if I’m in a relationship with Jesus Christ and I desire for Him to be the Lord of my life He will use my emotions to get His will accomplished.
How is God using your emotions to get His will accomplished in your life?
©2013, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Exodus 16:1 through 19:25