"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

January 29, 2014

Wednesdays in the Word

I love a 'rags to riches' story and Joseph's is one of the best!
God doesn't need a lot of time to completely change a set of circumstances and a destiny.
The life of Joseph reminds me of how true this is.
 And I picture God doing it all in about the span of 10 minutes.

Joseph went from abducted teen, sold, falsely accused, and jailed
to riding in the second chariot behind Pharaoh with all the people of the land bowing the knee to him as he drove past.

Joseph went from being a prisoner in an orange jumpsuit,
to being given Pharaoh's signet ring to wear, garments of fine linen to put on and a gold chain around his neck.

He went from being in charge of other prisoners in a dungeon
to having Pharaoh declare "You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you...See I have set you over all the land of Egypt."

He went from powerless to powerful. "I am Pharaoh and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."

And finally he went from lonely, single guy
 to married. Pharaoh "gave him as a wife, Asenath." ; )

That was quite a day!!!!!!!!!!

Then he became world famous.
"The famine was over all the face of the earth..."
 "So all the countries came to Joseph in Egypt to buy grain..." Amazing!

It is a reminder that our situations are not impossible or irreversible!
 In one 'God moment' He can change everything and use us for His glory.
Then we, like Joseph, can declare to the enemy of our souls:
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Gen. 50:20


No comments: