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I love the story of Moses...

... because it is about listening, honoring GOD, and being brave. Moses' mother listened when she put the baby Moses in a BASKET and set him in the BULRUSHES on the banks of the NILE. Her prayers for Moses to be cared for were answered when the Pharoah's daughter found the baby and asked his mother to take care of him. To me this says that when we pray, we have the right people and right ideas to help us in a difficult situation.

When the grown-up MOSES was out in the fields caring for sheep, God spoke to him in a BURNING BUSH. Moses had to be listening to hear God. And he had to be brave because God's message was so important! God was calling on Moses to guide his people, the Israelites, out of SLAVERY in EGYPT. Moses honored God and asked Him what he should tell the people God's name was so that they'd believe what he told them. And God answered, "I AM THAT I AM" (Ex. 3:14). God spoke to Moses in many ways and showed him that He was with him so that Moses didn't have to be afraid. So Moses went and asked the Pharaoh to let the Israelites go.

Moses kept listening to God. And he was able to guide the people safely through the RED SEA and through the desert. There, on MOUNT SINAI, God gave Moses the TEN COMMANDMENTS, which are our guides today. Here's how the story of Moses has helped me ...

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July 24, 2006

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