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A Basket Case

  • Pharaohs 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 Pharaohs daughter, Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you? Pharaohs 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 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 mothers greatest dreams, she would have not thought this was possible.

    Jochebed loved her child, but 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. 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, where there is no way.

    Prayer: Lord You said 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.

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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Amen
June 13, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen
June 13, 2015
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Yes amen Lord help me too hear you. Help me cover my Ear gates So i will hear you.Today.
June 13, 2015
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen!!!
June 13, 2015
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Mary Rivera
Mary Rivera Reading this made me think of my youngest he was not expected (I had taken measures to not have more children) my life wasn't the best. I was confused as to what to do. I was , I thought to old for a baby, but God knew I would never abort a child. It took to much to have my first. He answered my prayers and made me "mom" ! I tell my son all the time God created you for a purpose!  Now be somebody He can use.  He's graduating next week from HS , traveling to China for the summer and on to college in August !  Proud mama, Thanking God everyday for His Blessings (times 3) Thank You Lord. Amen! 
June 13, 2015
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Annette Walton
Annette Walton Amen
June 13, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR EVERY BABY THAT IS BORN INTO THIS WORLD EVERY THING THAT GOD DOES IS PURPOSE DRIVEN HIS PURPOSE WILL PREVAIL....
June 13, 2015
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Chad Hale
Chad Hale God is awesome in every way even though we don't know are purpose at times. Rest assured He has a reason in all that we do and knew what those would be before we were even formed. Thank you Jesus. Amen.
June 13, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen,  thank you for always making a way out of no way, in the mighty name of Jesus! 
June 13, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the great message!
June 13, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Hallelujah amen
June 13, 2015
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan What a story! So many blast His great book The Bible.. all I know from My History I'm a walking throttled up Warrior for Him because He saved Me!
June 13, 2015
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Lorna Smetak
Lorna Smetak I have a question. Where in the bible does it say that God gave him a college education?
June 13, 2015
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Amen.
June 13, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell :-) this, as ALL, has blessed my spirit. Thank You 
June 13, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield NOTHING is an accident or a coincidence--a very wise woman once told me this, and as soon as I realized this, MIRACLES began happening! I soon started saying "Praise and thank You, God" for small "coincidences", and my whole life took on new meaning. Yes, that's how it all began, a couple of years ago. Then, when I had my "near-death" experience, it all made sense and I wasn't scared--not much, anyhow--LOL! Blessings to all on this hot late Spring day! Kathy
June 13, 2015
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen 
June 13, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! We are all born to serve God's purpose.  There is nothing accidental about our gift of life. Abba Father uses us in ways we don't realize or comprehend.  We are instruments of peace and as His children the simple acts of kindness we perform are to bear witness to our faith. Who knows what these acts will accomplish in the hearts of the recipients? Only our Heavenly Father knows.
June 13, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I know none of God's creations are a mistake, And God has a purpose and a plan for each one. I thank God that He created Me. I pray that it will be very clear to me what that purpose and plan is.
June 13, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, He will show the plan.
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Deleted Member Thank you for sharing, because many times I have felt like a mistake, because I was born out of wedlock and my father left me and my Mom and never came back. But its just like you said, if you are carrying a child no matter what, that child is not an accident, God has a purpose and plan for all.
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Deleted Member Amen, I am so happy to know He has a purpose and plan for out lives. He loves us so.
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Deleted Member Blessings to you too. It sure is a very hot day.
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Deleted Member Because Moses was raised by the royal family of that time, he got the best of everything. Training or schooling or clothing, he had the best because he was raised as royalty.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, He is always on time.
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Deleted Member Amen, I am so thankful He loves us and has a purpose and plan for us all. 
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Deleted Member Amen, i am living proof of that. God is good.
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Deleted Member What a testimony. God is good.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza GOD has a purpose for all o us. Amen
June 13, 2015
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard Amen... what an awesome God we serve...but we have to choose to.... Thank you lord for choosing me...  so I could choose you...
June 13, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Yes, what Tammy said :). Dion was just expressing it that way to give the reader a modern perspective :).
June 13, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Debra!
June 13, 2015
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Lorna Smetak
Lorna Smetak oohhh. Okay. Thank you =)
June 13, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler A Mom doing the best she could.  I believe she was the "basket case"!   Wonder if she ever saw him again?
June 14, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  God certainly has a perfect plan for my life.  I only need to surrender.
June 14, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you for this prayer, and the reading.Every child is a Blessing from God.Praise God,this has been given to me before now,to share with others.The results where amazing.Glory to God.
June 14, 2015
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle Amen!
June 14, 2015
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Thank you God for i am not an accident.Amen
June 15, 2015
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Tanya Terry-Lampkin
Tanya Terry-Lampkin God blessed me with a beautiful baby boy that I lost at 34 weeks pregnant. Sometimes I feel like how could God allow that 
June 17, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.I need Gods guidance every day,and to hear his voice.Thank you for sharing this prayer,and the reading 
June 18, 2015