4. Step out in faith (2)

Last week we spoke about the amazing courage Moses' mother had to first hide him away and then to follow the leading of the Lord and to place him in a little basket on the mighty river Nile. It took a lot of courage to do it given the circumstances and to let go of her child. Being a mother myself I cannot imagine doing it! I battle sometimes to leave them alone with someone else, never mind on a dangerous river! It is absolutely heart rendering when I think about it. But she trusted in God and knew that He will bless her act of faith. Now before I go on, I would just like to mention one thing. She had faith, because she knew the Lord had a plan for Moses. She didn't do this out of her own strength. And we need to do the same. We need to know first what God's plan/will is before we step out in faith. We cannot step out in faith, and stand firm in our belief if it is not God's plan for us. It will not work then. But I will talk more about this later on. For now know that she did what God placed in her heart to do.

Another person who I also see as a hero is Moses' sister, Miriam. She followed the little basket where Moses was in, all the way down the river. And when she saw that Pharaoh's daughter saw Moses and picked him up, she immediately reacted and approached her suggesting to find someone to nurse Moses for the princess. I think it took a lot of guts from her side to approach the princess like that. After all she was just a hated slave girl. The princess could have had her arrested for merely approaching them without being summoned. But Miriam didn't waver and took this special opportunity presented to her by God to reunite their family again.

We also need to be alert for opportunities that might come our way. The Holy Spirit inside of us will prompt us to act and we shouldn't be afraid to take advantage of them. Don't fear what might happen, but let the Holy Spirit guide you into action. Here Miriam reunited their family again. She suggested that her mother nurse the baby until he is old enough to go to the palace. What a wonderful reunion that must have been!

One comment in my Bible analyzed this situation beautifully. I would like to end of with this comment. Think and pray about it.

'Moses' mother was reunited with her baby! God used her courageous act of saving and hiding her baby to begin His plan to rescue His people from Egypt. God doesn't need much from us to accomplish His plan for our lives. Focusing on our human predicament may paralyze us because the situation may appear humanly impossible. But concentrating on God and His power will help us see the way out. Right now you may feel unable to see through your troubles. Focus instead on God and trust Him for the way out. That is all He needs to begin His work in you.'

Lord, we trust in You. Thank you for leading the way. Help us to step out in faith when we feel the Holy Spirit's prompting. And help us to make the most of the opportunities presented to us. In Jesus' Name. Amen


1 comment for “4. Step out in faith (2)”

  1. Gravatar of TanTan
    Posted Friday, 11 May 2012 at 11:01:32 AM

    Dankie vir 'n pragtige stukkie motivering! Veral die "comment" in die Bybel voel so gepas vir my...

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