1 Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.
7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”
8 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.”
I know you have likely read this account many times. It, and the following chapters, have been the basis of many childhood cartoons and movies. You’ve also probably heard the now cliche motto “God will make a way.” I want to make sure we don’t allow the world to take away a truth that should be on our lips daily. See the enemy wants us to look into our situation and have fear, anxiety, concern, lack of trust, and many other emotions. In fact, though you have heard this a million times you are still NOT trusting Him to make a way in something you’re going through. For if you truly trusted the Lord to make a way would you be anxious about your finances, family, or future? You may have heard it a million times but you need to hear it again today.
This Levite woman, in the midst of great suppression, risked her life for a baby. She kept a baby alive knowing that SHE may lose her life. Then when it came to the point where she could no longer keep the baby from threatening both of their lives she was willing to trust the Lord to take it from there. There’s something in your life that you have been unwilling to step out in faith in. Perhaps it is a job change, a relationship change, a new approach on people. We need to be willing to risk our lives for certain truths/choices. Do you have any of those truths/choices? I want all of us to evaluate our lives and see if we are in a zone of “ready to give up life” for God or if we are simply ADDING Him to our lives. Would you truly die for Him? Before you answer with a resounding “YES” I would challenge you this: are you sharing Him with others?
Not the morality, I am not calling you to call people out on their sin or being one of those street evangelists who has seen NO salvation because you’re just spewing hate from a sign. I am asking have you truly shared Him? The way Jesus did. Dying to yourself, giving up your life to love people. Being intentional about investing in people, spending time in fellowship. Being intentional to assure your life displays Him in all things. Waking up and allowing Him to guide your steps. Are you willing to die to Him today, getting rid of everything He doesn’t tell you to keep? I am going to challenge you next to pray and ask God what to do with your life. I have been saying this for months now, but we need to be willing to walk in the Spirit, in every decision. We need to finally step out and say “I have been saying with my lips I would die for You, but God TODAY I want to die for you. I will do it in my choices and future. Take it all. Reshape my life.”
We need to truly stop guiding our own lives, that starts with admitting we are doing that. If you’re making decisions without God’s input… there’s a better way. Your way works, but God offers us a miraculous life filled with radical things! Do you want to be one of the disciples or one of the many, many people who received justification from Jesus and then just went back to “life as normal.” He is here, stretching out His hand to you for a change. Will you accept it?
Spend 1 minute giving thanks to God for loving us even though we have chosen everything around us over Him. Spend the next 2-3 minutes (and I petition to do this every morning from here forward) asking God to guide your steps and truly show you the path to walk, in everything. We need to be willing to lay it all down now. We need to be willing to make MAJOR changes for Him (if He calls us to).
Share what you’re learning! Tell at least ONE other believer today to truly evaluate their life (in prayer) and ask the Lord if they are walking correctly. We need God to guide us SPECIFICALLY in our lives. We need God to start changing the way we live.