February 15 – Bless Me as You Leave

Moses was eighty years old and the task before him must have seemed insurmountable. Pharaoh was not budging but God told Moses it would be that way for a reason:  all would know that He is the Lord when the Story of God’s miraculous power would be told.  It took several devastating plagues for Pharaoh’s eyes to be opened to see that God was in charge.

One night, Pharaoh finally summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Get out!  Leave my people—and take the rest of the Israelites with you! Go and worship the Lord as you have requested. Take your flocks and herds, as you said, and be gone. Go, but bless me as you leave.”  Pharaoh ultimately saw God as powerful.  The leader of all of Egypt bowed to ask for God’s blessing.

No matter if we see ourselves as weak or strong, the reality is that God is the most powerful and He is able.  May He bless us today as we choose to connect with Him.  May we then follow Him as we continue to make choices that come before us; the easy ones and the hard ones.  Let’s seek to see from God’s perspective and bless people, even those who have hearts that to us may seem like stone.

Exodus 12:31b-32 NLT