February 01, 2021
We all know the extraordinary story of Joseph. God had given Joseph a dream that prophesied his family would all bow down to him one day. His brothers didn't like this thought and plotted a way to get rid of him.
First, they threw him into a pit to leave him to die. Then, they relented and sold him into slavery. Potiphar, the Egyptian, bought him, but soon he was falsely accused and thrown into prison. It just seemed like Joseph could not get ahead. But, in each of these places, God prospered him because "The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a successful man." (Genesis 39:2)
We have no record of this, but at the lowest points of his life—in the pit, in slavery, and the Egyptian prison, Joseph must have had some thoughts that God had forgotten him and that God's promises to him would never be fulfilled.
But when was the promised accomplished? When he was raised to honor before Pharoah? No, it was always being fulfilled! Each of these circumstances was part of the pathway to fulfillment.
God has made promises to His followers (over 7,000 in His word). We may doubt it during dark times, but those times may not be hindrances to the fulfillment, but the pathways. Don't doubt in the darkness what God has told you in the light. He cannot lie and is always faithful to His promises to us!
Father, thank You for making promises to those who follow You … my circumstances do not hinder Your promises. You will weave it all together for good as I follow You. Help me to fully embrace your path and continually trust in Your promises to me.
Comments will be approved before showing up.
May 10, 2021
May 03, 2021
Although he was a godly and greatly used man of God, King David sinned grievously. For all time, his failure with Bathsheba has been recorded as a tragic warning.
But David’s confession was just as public. Spurgeon said a man could be used again when his confession is as notorious as his sin.
April 28, 2021
Many men cannot handle spiritual success. When God blesses them, if they are not careful, they will begin to attribute to themselves what God and others have accomplished in their lives.
It is a great temptation to read your own press clippings.