Wednesday, October 29, 2014

~In the desert with purpose~

When we think about Moses we generally think about the man that went before Pharaoh and demanded that he let God's people go, but what about the "In between" what about the story that lead to his divine purpose? Lets look into that part together..
"1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman.
2 The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.
3 When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank.
4 And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him.
5 Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it.
6 When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?"
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." So the girl went and called the child's mother.
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him.
10 When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, "Because," she said, "I drew him out of the water."
11 One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.
12 He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
13 When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together. And he said to the man in the wrong, "Why do you strike your companion?"
14 He answered, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid, and thought, "Surely the thing is known."
15 When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by a well.
16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
17 The shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and saved them, and watered their flock.
18 When they came home to their father Reuel, he said, "How is it that you have come home so soon today?"
19 They said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds and even drew water for us and watered the flock."
20 He said to his daughters, "Then where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread."
21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah."
You see Moses could very well have died if his Mother hadn't had the wisdom to put him in a basket and let it float wherever the river would take it, I wonder if she would still have put Moses in the basket if she had known where it would've lead him to? I wonder if she would've questioned God's plan for her sons life?
I always thought about Moses' Mother in this story and often tried to figure out what she was thinking or feeling at the moment of placing her son in the basket but I always knew one of the things that she was thinking while she was laying him in the basket..she was trusting in God's plan for her sons life that he might live and that her son would be safe wherever the river was going to take him, through her trust in God's plan..little did she know that she would be with him again but God worked it out for her..I always thought that was an amazing part of the story, it reminds me of the same kind of selfless love that Jesus' Mother Mary had when she also trusted in God's plan!
Moving on you can understand the purpose that Moses had on his life, even though he had struggles and he made mistakes..he even killed someone! But God still had a great plan for his life and Moses did wonderful work for God's glory!
When we look at Moses' life we should become inspired by him and see how God can use anyone even if we have gone down the wrong path for a while and made choices that we regret..but if we make the choice to turn away from those things God will still be able to use us! His purpose for each and every one of us is still made just for us so we should feel honored to serve such a God that would be so quick to forgive us no matter what we've done before! Sin is sin no matter what you've done..we've all sinned! It's time to rise up and take our place now for the kingdom of God! God is waiting to use you in the area that you were meant to be in! Look at Moses..he's known as one of the biggest biblical figures in history and he made a BIG difference for God's people! You could do the same by following God's purpose for your life now! Go out there and do whatever God has created you to do and if you fall..get up and try again!

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