The Unseen Hand in Ordinary Moments: Learning from Moses' Journey

Ex. 2:6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept.  And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.

This is amazing!  Here, the cries of a baby set in motion a chain of events that eventually changed the course of history!  If we’re not careful, we will overlook all the small steps in our journey that are leading us to our destiny.  Somehow, in each of our day by day moments, we lose site of the big picture; we forget that every step we are taking is leading us to the brink of greater, more significant steps.  Nonetheless, each step is important, no matter how small.  Who would have thought that it would have been the simple crying of a baby that would spare his life and preserve him for his day of service to God?  But, when your life is full of purpose, you can see tracings and hints of the Sovereign’s planning, maneuvering, and influence threaded all throughout your life, preparing you for something bigger than you would have ever dreamed for yourself.  It is absolutely inspiring to see the life of Moses, with such humble beginnings, to become such a patriarch of our faith, and yet, he too had many seemingly average and ordinary days filled with average and ordinary events, or so it seemed.  We often mistake our lives to be of less value than they actually are, because we’re not daily conquering some new quest, going on some new great adventure, coming up with a cure for cancer, or something we look at as worthy or noble.  However, could it be that your so called average and ordinary life, filled with days of monotonous routine and natural inclinations have been guided ever so discreetly by a Divine hand, who has something in mind He’s preparing you for that you’ve never even considered as of yet?  This is often how God works!  So, don’t be surprised when He informs you of plans He has had for you since before you were even born, even if it’s not until you think you are too old to make a difference.  You see, there was nothing strange about baby Moses crying, as all babies cry.  Even so, your life may seem to be filled with normal things that happen to normal people all the time, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t become a vessel of honor fit for God’s use!  Your course has been guided by His hand all along; only trust and obey when He gives you your assignment. 

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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