Happy Monday to all!

I saw an interesting thought on a church sign this weekend. It caused me to pause and take time to reflect on its meaning. The church sign said “Hang in there- even Moses was a basket case once.

 church-moses basket case

Another week is beginning and the thought of Monday looming as well as the stress of another work week feels daunting to say the least. I could classify myself as a basket case many weeks due to high demands, never ending work to achieve both at home and school and the allusive quest to find time for myself. The success rate of attaining these goals is slim to none some weeks but I am always hopeful that this week will be different.

When I read the quote on the church sign, I knew that a deeper meaning was in store if only I would take the time to let God teach me the lesson. You see Moses was handpicked by God to lead the people of Israel. Moses did not believe that he was worthy of this responsibility but God chooses each of us for many different reasons and purposes. Moses began his life abandoned by his parents and left as a baby in a basket only to be discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter who took him in and cared for him. She named him Moses since she “drew him from the water”. Moses grew up and quickly noticed the discrepancy of how Hebrews and Egyptians were treated by the Pharaoh. This led Moses to a choice which had him fleeing from Pharaoh but ultimately led him to God. Moses was a leader of people who accomplished so much because he let God lead Him. A great lesson for all of us.

As we start this new week, we should look at Moses’ story to understand how God is going to lead us through the challenges, frustrations and joys. You see Moses was rescued. We too are rescued each day when we put our trust in God and His truths. Moses was chosen by God to lead the people of Israel. We too are chosen by God.

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
    Before you were born I set you apart
    and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

God chose us before we were even born and made glorious plans for our lives. Our stressful weeks are but a blip on God’s radar. He has much grander things in mind for us. Turn to Him when you start feeling like a basket case and let Him direct your challenges and turn them into something good. Pause and let God do His thing. It will be so worth it!

Here’s to a great week! May all your baskets float down God’s pathway this week.

Photos by Mary Geisen

It's Monday already??? Come on in - the door's wide open - bring your coffee and sit for awhile. Soak in some encouragement for your soul to prepare you for the new week.

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