Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the Lord tested him.
When Joseph was a teenager, God gave him a vision that one day he was going to rule. But Psalm 105 tells us that God sent Joseph into Egypt fettered with irons and shackled with chains from his teenage years well into his thirties. The word of the Lord tested him as he was thrown into a pit, then taken from a pit to a prison, and from a prison to the palace. Joseph was made to be world changer, but first he had to go through the work of character development.
I believe that God wants to use you to change the world where He’s planted you. It starts with the people you know the best. Today you’re going to encounter family members, friends and coworkers that you know don’t know Jesus. You can help bring change to them by loving them with the love that God gave to you. What kind of love is that? He loved you unconditionally when you were dead in your sins, and it was only through His love that you found grace for salvation. When you’re willing to work on loving somebody like that, God will use you to bring change to your world. Ask Him today, “Lord, what work do You have me to do for Your glory?”
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; giving you His peace. Lord God of heaven, mend every broken heart that has been destroyed or wounded by selfish behavior. Give to us the heart of God that would be willing to love our sister and our brother in Christ even as God has loved us, unconditionally. Give us the strength each and every day to constantly demonstrate our willingness to love one another so that when the world sees our relationships, they would long to be in them rather than avoid them. Heavenly Father, strengthen marriages and strengthen homes. Let every sacrifice of love that is made be honorable before God in heaven and received in the hearts of our loved ones here on earth; that even if it’s not perfect in its effort alone, they would be gratified. In Jesus’ name, do we pray and ask and receive this blessing.
Today's Bible Reading:
Psalms & Proverbs