I am a huge fan of the Bible app study plans. At any given time I am doing 3 or more devotionals. They have allowed me to really dive deeper into my relationship with God!
I stumbled across a plan today entitled ‘Her Children Arise’ and if I was paying close enough attention I would’ve seen that it is a devotional aimed at mothers. I was not paying attention.
I am not a mother. I won’t lie – the delicate font drew me in.
I started the devotional tonight and was amazed at how deeply I connected to this. Again, I’m not a mother. This is not aimed at me. God is so good and amazing because He knew that I would come across this and be moved.
The first day talks about Jochebed, Moses’s birth mother. Raise your hand if you just learned that this was her name.
Jochebed isn’t someone in the Bible that we explicitly know by name but she is someone whose faith literally inspired generations to come. By all human logic, Moses should have definitely died as an infant. If it wasn’t the horrific mass execution of baby boys, it should’ve been the Nile river.
But God had a plan SO big for his life that literally nothing could stop it. I think about the faith of his mother and how she had absolutely no idea what God had in store but that she trusted Him enough to save her child’s life. I think sometimes we get wrapped up in the far off future and God’s plan for us when we should just look for what He’ll do right now.
Jochebed doesn’t appear to be concerned with Moses’ far off future! She just wants her baby to have a chance to live. She trusts God with her current situation and her immediate future.
Her crazy faith, in that moment, meant Moses grew up in the palace of Pharaoh. Her crazy faith meant that Moses would one day stand barefoot before a bush burning with the sheer presence of God. Her insane faith meant that her baby, the baby she knew could possibly die in her efforts to save him, would be an instrumental part of freeing her people from bondage.
There are things I want for my future that I am scared to verbalize. Once I say it, someone could hear me and hold me to an expectation that I never agreed to. Talking with God about my desires and my dreams is scary because He literally knows if I start the non-profit or not. He knows if I have kids or not.
God knew that Jochebed’s baby would survive but she didn’t. She trusted Him anyway.
Her trust in God brought us one of the greatest miracles in the Bible. Imagine what miracles God can do in your life when you trust Him.
Ephesians 3:20 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.