Today’s Tasting: Exodus 1-3: Today we begin the book of Exodus. Exodus takes up where Genesis left off, with the death of Joseph, along with his brothers and that whole generation.
Exodus chapter 1 tells us that the Israelites were prolific; the land of Egypt became filled with them. Eventually a new king, who did not know Joseph, took the throne. He was dismayed at the size and might of the Israelites and appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. The cool thing to me seems the more he afflicted them, the more they multiplied! Chapters 2 and 3 start with Moses’ birth and life and how God called him and gave him a mission to rescue the Israelites.
Today’s Nourishment: I love seeing the blessings of God on His people! Even in the midst of hardship, God blessed them. They multiplied and became a strong group of people. So often these days, people don’t see children as a blessing but more as a curse. They feel like they have to wait for everything in their lives to be perfect before they have children. If I had waited until everything lined up perfectly in my life, I still wouldn’t have children—and I don’t know anyone else who would have any either! What if Moses’ mother didn’t think it was a good time to have a child because they were slaves? She might not have done everything she could to make sure Moses survived. Yet God’s timing is always perfect. He provided for Moses and He will provide for the children He gives us.
Today, how are you trusting in God’s timing and His provision for your family?
Tomorrow’s Delight: Exodus 4-6
Kelly Quinn, South Carolina, mom of seven
Jacinta Hampton says
God is such a good God! He blesses us daily and, as you said, even in the midst of hardship.
Tammy Bradley says
Thanks Kelly, even when we can’t see Him He is always working. We walk by faith and not by sight. It’s in relationship with The Lord that we come to truly know Him and His ways. Obviously Moses’ mother knew Him and had faith God would provide for her child just like Abraham did with Isaac. It goes beyond just BELIEVING to a KNOWING. Thank You Lord that no matter the hardship You’re timing is always perfect and You will come with blessings and promise!!!
Carolyn Marlowe says
Yes, Kelly, very few of us would have our blessings called children and grandchildren if we waited until timing was perfect. He does provide for them as we trust Him. We are expecting our sixth grandchild in March, a boy, and we are watching the Lord already supply for him. Kent (Poppy) and I just recently helped with setting up his “Oh, the Places Your Dreams Will Take You” vintage travel room, with vintage ships, trains, and cars. We had such fun preparing for this blessing.
I want to encourage each of you to pray that your children and grandchildren grow up to become spiritually, emotionally, and socially well-adjusted in life. God is faithful and keeps His promises concerning our children!
Trusting God for provision and closing our ears to doubt and other works of the enemy are part of our journey in Christ. We are grateful that God always has our future planned. He knows what we need and how to deliver it.