The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed. (Genesis 39:23 NLT)
Success is being where God wants us to be! This may be in lowly servant hood or in a great position.
Joseph accepted God’s choice of where he had to be. This includes being thrown into a pit, sold into slavery, beaten and jailed after false accusations, and waiting for years in dark dungeons.
No matter where Joseph was, he saw the opportunity to demonstrate the goodness of His God to the people in need. It is astounding to notice that nothing could stop Joseph being a blessing!
Secret was, Joseph had resolved in his mind that he will be a blessing to his authorities and help them with God’s help.
He was a blessing to his father Jacob. He was a blessing to Potiphar. He was a blessing to the jailor. He was a blessing to Pharaoh. Finally he was a blessing to the whole world!
This is the way of being a blessing!
Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Hebrews 13:1
Honestly there is not two person alike who thinks and do things the same way to like each other automatically.
In natural, we pick and chose whom to love based on, if the person deserves or if there is a profit for us in doing so. Otherwise, we want nothing to do with them.
When we were unloved, unwanted and undeserving – the most beautiful, the most generous, the most powerful – God Himself decided to love us and has determined to keep loving us! This is real love – to love and never stop loving, no matter what.
While I falter and fail on daily basis and still expect God to love me, I must love those around me no matter what they do to me!
I can never pay back to God for His extreme love, but I can please Him by loving others – constantly. After all, everybody needs love, just like I am in need of it!
And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6
There is no greater generosity than the grace of God that He sends every single day to us who don’t deserve it but very much in need of it.
The realization of the grace of God in our lives alone will make us generous the way God wants us to be.
Christ Jesus when He came into our lives, has brought in great wealth that never could be exhausted.
The true generosity is not giving things to others, but to show grace to those who don’t deserve!
“Who will feel sorry for you, Jerusalem? Who will weep for you? Who will even bother to ask how you are?
You have abandoned me and turned your back on me,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 15:5-6
It is an undeniable truth that none besides the Lord Himself truly loves Jerusalem, which is His people – you & me.
We were all rejected, failures, hopeless and good for nothing left to sink and decay in miry clay. Then, the Savior came – the One and the only One Who felt sorry for us, the One and the only One Who weeped for us and the One and the only One Who cared for us!
But as he (Jesus) came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. Luke 29:41
Where will I be, without this forgiving Savior, full of compassion and full of mercy! Jesus, how I love you!
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5