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A Basket Case

  • Pharaoh's daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her handmaid to get it. She opened it, and saw the child, and, behold, the baby cried. She had compassion on him, and said, 'This is one of the Hebrews' children.' Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, 'Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?' Pharaoh's daughter said to her, 'Go.' Exodus 2:4 WEB

    Jochebed gently placed her three-month-old son Moses into a basket, and then launched him into the river. She knew that if she tried to keep him that he would be discovered and killed. She desperately wanted to save him. If there was ever an accidental birth with bad timing, Moses was it. At that time, all male Hebrew children were thrown into the Nile river at birth and became food for the crocodiles.

    She came up with a plan to place her son in the Nile river like Pharaoh commanded, but to use a basket. I guess Pharaoh was not specific. The crazy plan was actually inspired by the Holy Spirit, and she obeyed. The baby Moses was soon found by Pharaoh's daughter. His mother was summoned and then paid wages to nurse her own child. Instead of being killed, Moses was raised and educated by the royal family. In his mother's greatest dreams, she would have not thought this was possible for her son.

    Jochebed loved her child, but she had to let him go and God took care of him better than she ever could have. God gave him a college education and made him into a great prophet. Moses became the most powerful man on earth, and the most humble. Any mother would have been proud to have a son like Moses for he turned out well.

    There are no accidental births in the Kingdom of God. You are not an accident anymore than Moses floating down the river, and if you are pregnant, the child that you carry was given to you by God. He is able to go beyond your greatest dreams if you will only obey His gentle promptings. He can turn the weak and humble into a force to be reckoned with. He can make a way, when there appears to be no way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your word tells us that Your sheep hear Your voice (John 10:27). I pray that You teach me to hear Your voice better. Guide me, teach me, mold me. Come into my heart and lead me into all that you have for me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! For those who missed the Sunday service, the message is available on our website, under the "Watch" page (see the "Watch Previous Services" link)! ALSO, the highlighted group of the week is In the Valley of Pain: this group was created to support those who suffer from chronic pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. The members of the group support each other with prayer, tips that have worked for them, and just being there for each other! (Please do note that you should always check with your medical professional before trying any new remedies). FINALLY, the Creation Photographers group fun theme of the week is "The Harvest", based on Matthew 9:37, and is open for interpretation! As always, feel free to post any other photos, too!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

October 5, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Let go and let God.  When do we let go of our children (age 19) still at home doing nothing and when do we act?  My delima. If I could place her in a basket in a river I would.  Ha lol. 

October 5, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez

Thank you Pastor Dion  for the daily reminder that God loves us and doesn't make mistakes.

 

October 5, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

October 5, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

We have all been brought into this world for a purpose and we need to turn to God for his plan for our lives!

October 5, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

October 5, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

October 5, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!!! Thank you Pastor Dion  for today's devotion one that I always enjoyed reading. <3

October 5, 2016
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Matherine Nichols
Matherine Nichols

Pastor Dion, thank you this is so beautiful , I love all of your post and thank you so very much.  God bless you.

October 5, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Heavenly Father, Your word tells us that Your sheep hear Your voice (John 10:27). I pray that You teach me to hear Your voice better. Guide me, teach me, mold me. Come into my heart and lead me into all that you have for me today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 6, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

October 6, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 6, 2016