In today’s society, it can be tough being a Christian. Having your beliefs and morals questioned. Having to defend your decisions while being careful not to offend others.
Moses’ parents hid him as long as they could, but it became too dangerous – for them and their son. So, they put Moses in a basket, set him in the Nile, and entrusted him entirely to God. God protected Moses and, as we’ll see in the weeks to come, had big plans for this little baby.
What does it take to be courageous? Some believe that those who are courageous have somehow learned to conquer their fears. The truth is, they have not conquered them but have made the choice to move forward despite their fears.
Forgiveness is hard. It means giving up our right to get even. It means giving up the right to take vengeance. But when we remember all that God has forgiven us, we can forgive others.
Jacob and Esau had a complicated relationship from the womb. Theirs was a constant back and forth. Esau experienced a lot of seemingly unfairness – but it was all a part of God’s plan for him and for Jacob.
As parents, your kids ask you all sorts of questions. Sometimes 20 questions in one sitting. Our kids’ minds are a brilliant and growing muscle and one way they exercise this muscle is by asking questions.
God asked a lot of hard things of Abraham. First, He asked Abraham to leave everything he knew and follow Him. Then God asked him to sacrifice Isaac – Abraham’s only son.
How often do you tell God that you trust Him but then do the opposite of what you know you should do? It is fairly simple to say the words but so much harder walk it out; to find that courage to do what we know we should do.