Todays meditation: GOD INTENDED IT ALL FOR GOOD. Sometimes we go through stuff. And it is usually painful stuff. People who we loved or we thought loved us we find they are actually Judas’s and doing things behind our backs, plotting our destruction. Look at Joseph with his brothers, they were plotting to kill him if not for the providence of God, which made them change their minds and sell him into slavery instead. Look at Judas, who sold Jesus to the Sanhedrin for 30 pieces of silver. Sometimes the closest to you are the ones who will betray you. The Lord doesn’t sugar coat this, He says whatever they have done to Me, they will do to you also, for the disciple isn’t greater than the teacher. Pick up your cross and Follow Me. So saints our job isn’t to question why, but to pick up our cross and Follow Him. Trusting Him with the outcome. Since God allows troubles in our lives for various reasons, and sometimes it is to save the lives of many other people. That is called coredemptive suffering (suffering in union with Him for the sake or salvation of others). That is why Paul says, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Amen 🙏
Tonights meditation: AND BECAUSE THE MIDWIVES FEARED GOD, HE GAVE THEM FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN. EXODUS 1:20-22. It is so important to fear God. It is not important to fear man. What is man that you consider him, when his breath leaves his nostril? Yet the Lord considers the actions of man, and will count and number his days. We bless the Lord for His consideration of us. Let us fear the Lord so that He can continue to bless us with families of our own for generations to come so that we become a strong nation and multiply. God bless. 🙏
Todays meditation: MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAKE YOU PROSPEROUS! So when you are blessed by God and favored as Joseph was, it didn’t matter if his enemies tried to throw him into the pit, sell him as a slave or throw him in prison; in all occasions and circumstances God blessed him and he was favored. When you have been through a lot though God doesn’t just leave you there; you have been refined by fire and are able to rise up to become the pure gold that He has designed you to be. Second in command to Pharaoh himself. He saved his own people and the Egyptians from famine and certain death by preparing the land in advance. This is wisdom. And the blessing of Jacob then went to his sons as well. May you be prosperous as Ephraim and Manasseh. God bless. 🙏
Tonight’s meditation: MAY THE ALMIGHTY BLESS YOU WITH THE BLESSING OF THE HEAVENS ABOVE! May God bless you and keep you and let His face shine down upon you; may His mercies run fresh and new for you each day. May the road rise up to meet you and the dew of heaven be upon you, and may all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace! Amen 🙏
Todays meditation: GOD HAS SENT ME AHEAD OF YOU! At times we May wonder why God gives us dreams and warnings so many years ahead of the actual timing of events. But ultimately warning dreams are for the people who have ears to hear so they can take appropriate steps to foil the plans of the enemy. And the Lords plans of protection will remain. He it is who goes ahead of us to protect and preserve His remnant people. Because that is who He is. He is for us and not against us. And He is the good Shepherd who feeds and restores His flock. Hallelujah and all praise goes to God who keeps us and strengthens us! 🙏🔥🙌🏻❤️
Tonight’s meditation: GOD CALLS!
When God calls do we listen? Do we answer, “Here I am Lord!” Like Jacob, we must always be prepared to answer; when the Lord calls us. In this case He is reaffirming to Jacob His covenant with him to make him a great nation and also reassuring him that He wanted Jacob and all his people to go down to Egypt! There Jacob received the finest land and great wealth from Pharaoh. All part of Gods plan for His people. Trust the plan; God has everything in His hands! 🙏
Tonight’s meditation: GOD CAN TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANS! when we dream it may be the images are obscure or you aren’t sure what the dream is relaying to you. That is fine; the important thing to know is that God is with you and He knows the interpretation. The fact of the matter is that He is always there and available to us, but do we turn to Him And seek His council? He is the best advisor, the interpreter of dreams, the Shepard of our souls and the watcher of our path. He knows when we get up or we sit down. He has counted all the hair on our head! And most importantly, without Him we can do nothing. Whereas with Him, nothing is impossible! Peace 🙏
1/20/23: Todays readings are from Genesis 40-43. Todays meditation:
INTERPRETING DREAMS IS GODS BUSINESS! Let’s call on the God of Joseph, of Jacob, of Issac, and of Abraham to help us today in the interpretation of dreams. Feel free to share your dreams here and anyone in the community can offer their interpretation with Gods assistance! For He is the one who gives the dream and it is He who we rely on to interpret the dream. God bless! 🙏
1/19/23: Happy Birthday to my eldest, Amy! Todays meditation:
HERE COMES THE DREAMER!
At times we are seen as a problem by others close to us. People who should love and care for us.
Maybe our coworkers, our children, our siblings or even our parents. Yet, Here Comes the Dreamer! If the dreams God has given you are of Him; then no front of hell can be used against you! In fact the Lord Himself will protect you and those dreams and will manifest them in the natural. As the dream is from Him; so it is His doing and His will. The brothers didn’t like Joseph since He was the favorite of Jacob, the child of his old age. And he showed his love to him with the special gift of the many colored coat. And also Joseph was righteous among his brothers and did what was right in obedience to his father. Follow your dreams, be a dreamer; and press into the Lord and inquire of Him what His dreams for you are. God bless 🙏
THE LORD WAS WITH HIM.
Even in Joseph’s captivity and slavery the Lord was with Him and
caused everything he did to succeed. The prison warden put him in charge of the prison and other prisoners as he recognized that the Lord was with him. Potiphar also put Joseph in charge of his household since everything he did was blessed by God. God can and will use us in every situation to His glory. He caused Joseph to rise up even in his distress as God was with him. Amen 🙏
1/18/23: todays meditation:
THE GOD WHO ANSWERED MY PRAYERS!
How nice to have a relationship with the Lord where you know He will answer your prayers. It brings to mind the song, “Oh, what a friend I have in Jesus!” If you think about it, you don’t have a better friend than Him. Who else would lay down their life for you? He is the best friend anyone could ask for and more! Let’s thank Him today for His sweet friendship and love! He is the one who will answer your prayers! Shalom 🙏
1/17/23: todays meditation: I AM THE GOD WHO APPEARED TO YOU! Have you ever thought about all the people who appear to you in a single day? At times these people can appear to be random. Unknowns, not related, not your problem. However, if we consider the above; He is the God who appeared to you;
In them. I like to muse upon this: God appearing to me in the form of a homeless person, or old lady, or a poor child in need, a sick person or a runaway teenager who needs help. The people I meet along my journey for the day. I am not saying I always do what is right; but at least considering this as a possibility raises my consciousness to the fact that God Himself May be appearing to me. And what would Jesus do? Or what would Jesus have me do? These are good questions to ask yourself as you approach strangers today. Maybe all they need is a smile, a “hello, how are you?” and “God bless you”! So for today meditate upon this: THE GOD WHO APPEARED TO YOU! 🔥
Tonight’s meditation: I WILL NOT LET YOU GO UNTIL YOU BLESS ME!
Perhaps we haven’t wrestled with God hard enough. Perhaps we weren’t willing to stay up all night long with Him in prayer and supplication and yet still wanted our blessing. Are you willing to fight for it? Are you willing to put in the time and struggle like Jacob? Who wouldn’t let go until the Lord blessed him? Listen, this applies to our lives right now too. If you want intimacy with the Lord; you need to put the time in. You need to fight against every temptation and distraction to be with Him. And fight until you get that alone and one on one time too. Anything that is worth fighting for, should be struggled to achieve. Jesus is certainly worth every moment of your time. Let’s pray for each other to not give up, give in or throw in the towel until He blesses us with His presence! Shalom 🙏
1/16/23: Todays meditation: NOW I WILL PRAISE THE LORD! God sees us in our distress. Leah wasn’t loved by Jacob so God loved her by giving her many children through Jacob. Rachel was loved by Jacob more than Leah. Rachel couldn’t conceive. God sees and knows the slightest injustices we suffer in life at the hands of others and He will correct them. He is a just God. Children were always recognized and known to be a gift from God and a sign of His blessing. This is right thinking according to Gods natural law and order decreed to man from the beginning. Go forth and multiply. God blessed His servants with much like Jacob. He had many children, land and wealth fulfilling and continuing the promise of the Lord to Abraham. Sometimes we just have to let go and let God; as He sees all the slights and injustices you have suffered and He is about to right them in front of those who wronged you. 🙏
THEN GOD REMEMBERED!
Just when we think we can’t take it anymore, we can’t fight another round, then God remembers! He is completely aware of us and remembers us in His mercy; not leaving us alone to fend for ourselves but sending us help in due time. He knows when we are done and feel like there is nothing more we can do in the natural. This allows His supernatural provision to come in and manifest for a testimony of His grace and love. For Rachel, she finally became the mother of Joseph, the future prince of Egypt, and Jacob’s youngest son, Benjamin! At times the best is saved for last. 🙏
1/15/23: Todays meditation: I WILL BE WITH YOU AND BLESS YOU! At all times the blessing requires obedience to the voice of the Lord. In this case the Lord told Isaac to remain in the land as a foreigner. Remain and occupy the land, wherever the Lord places and directs you. Even if it is in the land of your enemies as this is where the Lord will bless you.
Tonight’s meditation: SURELY THE LORD IS IN THIS PLACE! Did you ever wonder if the Lord was where you are? Or if the Lord was with you? Here Jacob fell asleep on a rock in the middle of a plain and he sees the famous stairway to heaven with the angels going up and down and the Lord at the top of the stairway. Here he is given the promise of the Lord that he will receive the promise of Abraham and his descendants will be as many as the stars of the sky. He named that place and the rock Bethel. Sometimes it is when we are between a rock and a hard place that we receive the Lords promise, it is at an unexpected place and an unexpected time. But to the Lord the timing is perfect and the environment is just right! 🙏