|Moses is one of my heroes. His walk with God in the midst of ministry is second to none.|
Moses' love for and desire to lead the Children of Israel into to Land of Promise was second to none. Moses knew his God ordained calling and he stayed focused on doing his job.
We often speak of "the patience of Job," but take a closer look at "the patience of Moses" as he dealt with over two million people, in a desert wilderness.
The people complained frequently and often stated their desire to return to bondage verses enjoy God's freedom.
In Numbers 16, Korah and several leaders went too far and challenged Moses' leadership. Even after God publically punished these leaders, others stood up against Moses.
Notice a common response from Moses when the people challenged him:
Numbers 16:4, 22, and 43-45:
4 When Moses heard this, he fell on his face;
|22 But they fell on their faces and said, "O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the entire congregation?"|
|43 Then Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting,|
|44 and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,|
|45 "Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly." Then they fell on their faces.|
Falling on our face before God is a great response in the face of conflict, threats, criticism, persecution, and any other situation when we need to call on God.
Moses was consistent with falling on his face before God to get help, to pray, to restrain his anger, out of fear for the people, to intercede for the people, etc.
Whatever you are dealing with today, before you react and end up regretting your hastie action, fall on your face before God.
Pastor Kennedy (MZO)