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30/08/2023 - 31/08/2023 All day

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” ( Jeremiah 29:11).

When Moses was born there was a call on his life. However, the enemy was at work quick to snatch it. Although once favoured in Egypt the Israelites were now being pursued, “Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live” ( Exodus 1:22).

After they had him Moses’s parents eluded Paharaoh’s scheme to spare the life of their son. When his mother “saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile” (Exodus 2:2-3). Later, and as God had willed, the baby boy was picked up by none other than Pharaoh’s daughter, who raised him as her son. “She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water” ( vv 10).

Once he came of age, Prince Moses, did not hesitate to live up to the call on his life which the enemy had once intended to snatch. Ultimately, he would go on to liberate the Israelites from their bondage.

The Moses story has three good lessons here. First, the enemy is there ever at work to snatch children away from God’s will upon their lives. But here we see Moses’s mother eluded Pharaoh and saved the life of her child.

The second point is to know the designs of the enemy on our lives can be thwarted when we act. Had his mother merely given in there would be no Moses. Her courage triumphed over the enemy’s dark designs.

Finally, also for Moses, once he came of age he was not oblivious of this call. Though initially resisted he would go on to fulfill his life’s mission.

There are millions of children who are born with a call on their lives which the enemy is ever at work to snatch away. This we often see through abortions. It takes such mothers like of Moses to secure them away from the early hand of death. We should pray for and encourage these mothers. But also for the “Moses” not to survive, forget and abandon the call on their lives, as there are here only of God’s choice and plan.

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I thank you for the call on my life, and I pray to hold on to it, against all the enemy’s dark schemes, that your will may be done, this I pray in Jesus’s name.

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    “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel” ( Zechariah 4:10).

    The public life of King David is well known. However, there is an early aspect of his life quite hidden though we can get glimpse of it. The first time we get to know David he is a stay home kid while his big brothers are on to bigger stuff, like fighting with King Saul. “Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem” ( I Samuel 27:13-14).

    Left home alone perhaps it was a time for David to bond with the old man Jesse. Maybe he sometimes felt idle and ignored. But there was something maturing in his life for the life ahead. For in the meantime as he would later point to King Saul once an opportunity availed itself, God was ironing out his CV. When he offered to take on Goliath and Saul hesitated, he quickly shot back: “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine” (vv 35-37).

    That’s the point. What had apparent been idle moments God was preparing David for the battles ahead? He would not only emerge out of the shadow as a great warrior but also a shepherd of his people ever relying on God.

    Equally so, for all of us, there are moments that might appear idle and we feel frustrated as we see the days go by. Yet, in His gentle ways, God is preparing us for great days ahead.

    Prayer today: Lord Father God, maker of heaven and earth, for those periods in life of apparent inactivity and maybe trials, help me appreciate them as the maturing me, for in due time and season all will bear fruit, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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