Is this not the coolest story in the bible? It’s just so amazing to see what God will do with something so precious to our heart when we trust Him…
Exodus 2:1-9 NLT
About this time, a man and woman from the tribe of Levi got married. The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a special baby and kept him hidden for three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River. The baby’s sister then stood at a distance, watching to see what would happen to him.
Soon Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe in the river, and her attendants walked along the riverbank. When the princess saw the basket among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it for her. When the princess opened it, she saw the baby. The little boy was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This must be one of the Hebrew children,” she said.
Then the baby’s sister approached the princess. “Should I go and find one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?” she asked.
“Yes, do!” the princess replied. So the girl went and called the baby’s mother.
“Take this baby and nurse him for me,” the princess told the baby’s mother. “I will pay you for your help.” So the woman took her baby home and nursed him.
What is it that God has promised you? For this Hebrew woman it was her special baby. She laid down her beautiful boy, only to have him back again in the most divine of circumstances.
How creative is our God when working this one out?! The promise did not die when she gave it to God, in fact he was handed straight back into her arms.
You will also be required to lay down your promise to show God it is not an idol and not elevated above Him. Lay it down amongst the reeds. Lay it at the foot of the cross. Give it over to God and say, “even though it is so precious to me, I have carried it and nurtured it, it came from You, so I will be obedient to You, believing that You will give it back to me as You desire.”
AMAZING! The promise returned to her with an even greater blessing: She was paid to look after her own child!
So hand it over, watch it be raised up, and wait for the promise and supernatural blessings to follow.