Let it Float

Exodus 1:15-2:10

Introduction: Do you like fixing things? You know, there are some things we can’t fix! What do you do when your in a situation, and you can’t fix it? Moses shares (3) interesting insights as to what we are to do that will take our FAITH in the God of the Bible to a whole another level. All of us could probably use that! How about you?
1. There are some circumstances that we can’t CONTROL….and we need God’s PEACE! (Exo 1:15-22)
“And the king of Egypt…Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.”
• Bad decisions by leaders affect others (Prov 29:2)
• Cultural influences affect us more than we realize (1 John 2:15-17)
How do you think Moses mom Jochebed, and dad Amram felt? (Exo 6:20)
2. There are some things we can CONTROL….and we need God’s POWER! (Exo 2:1-4)
Speaking of Moses and his mom… “He was a goodly child, she hid him three months…and when she could no longer…she took for him an ark of bulrushes…and put the child there in…..and laid it by the river’s brink.” (“Goodly”means beautiful)
• She fought her FEARS
• She fed her FAITH
Imagine the alligators, excuse me crocodiles!
3. God is in CONTROL….and we need His PRESENCE! (Exo 2:5-11)
“And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash at the river…..she saw the ark…sent her maid to fetch it…..she saw the child and had compassion on him…..And Pharaoh’s daughter said Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother….nurse it for me and I will give thee wages.”
How about that? Get paid for raising your own child!
• In this case things turned out good, but not always the way we want it
• Learning to TRUST the Lord – His will be done
Conclusion: Do you need God’s PEACE for things out of your control, His POWER to change things under your control, and His PRESENCE to know He’s in control? By FAITH in the God of the Bible (Jesus Christ), Moses parents TRUSTED to “LET it FLOAT!
(Heb 11: 23-29)
God help us to do the same.
Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese