As I was cleaning out a certain closet last week, I came across two baskets I forgot I had. I do like baskets; they can be used for a variety of different things no matter what size they may be. They got me thinking about some baskets in scripture. So, over the next three weeks we will discover what’s in these baskets.
But let me preface this with the following statement: Have you ever said to yourself, “If it wasn’t for _________________ I’d be happy? Remember this: Satan is our joy robber and many times we let him be just that. Having said this, let’s consider our first basket.
You are familiar with the story of baby Moses. He was born at a time when all male babies were being killed. His mother, Jochebed, was a special woman. She wasn’t about to give up without doing all she could to protect her son. She hid him first of all, and then realizing she had to do more, she prepared a special basket (an ark), water proofed it, placed her baby in it and took it down to the river, laying it in the reeds. She left him there and went home while her daughter watched from afar. Wow! How could she do that? Only one word is all it takes to describe this extraordinary event and this extraordinary woman — faith.
When events in our lives look impossible, remember: nothing is impossible with God.
When we think God has abandoned us, remember: God will never leave us or forsake us.
When our strength is gone, remember: God is our strength.
When we see no hope in sight, remember: “I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for evil; to give you a future and a hope.” Jer. 29:11
Satan tried to have Jochebed robbed of her joy like he tries to do with us. But remember what God did for her and how He blessed her. He can and will do the same for you when your basket is full of faith.
If we want a joy basket in our lives, we need to add faith alongside whatever we are presently carrying in our basket. Don’t let Satan rob you of your joy.