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.” – Exodus 2:10
Yesterday, we talked about the story of Moses and how the same providential God that worked in his life can work in ours as well. Today, we’re going to continue to learn from Moses’ story and see how God can come through for us in the same way He came through for Moses.
With that in mind, the first thing we need to understand is that we survive under the protection of God. God is always aware, and God always cares. He will do whatever it takes to protect His own. It may be by parting the Red Sea or it may be by taking you to heaven. It may be by giving you a rock and a sling-shot, but every day you are here you are under God’s protection. And for those of you who are parents, the same goes for your kids.
From the time your kids are born, the first and the best thing you need to do with them is to give them back to God. Jochebed learned what you give to God always comes back to you. Not only does she get her son back, but she is paid to take care of him! She was a great example of how you survive under the protection of God.
The second thing we need to understand is that we live for the purpose of God. If you don’t ever figure out why you are here, you will waste the time you are here. Science can tell you physiologically how you got here, but it cannot tell you why you are here. Science can tell you how your life came to be. It cannot tell you how your life is to be lived.
Moses had a clear purpose. God had a plan for him, and He guided Moses to live out that plan. And the same is true for you. But we need to be mindful of how we think about our part in God’s plan.
There is a saying that is good, but somewhat misleading. You have heard it before, “God has a wonderful plan for your life.” That is true, but I am not sure it is stated in the right order. It is not so much that God has a plan for your life. It’s more that He has given you a life for His plan. God’s plan for you is to accomplish His purpose and the one purpose we all have is to love, worship, serve, and glorify the God that gave us life to begin with.
Dear Lord, thank you that you are my protector and that you have a plan that you want me to be a part of. I pray that these truths would bring me comfort and peace today and that I would live with confidence in knowing that I can trust you to take care of me and guide me down the right path. In Jesus’ name, amen.