The Power of Redeeming Thoughts

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.Philippians 4:8, NLT What mental movies are you playing in your head today? Are they thoughts of defeat and despair or thoughts of victory and favor? Faith is simply saying what God…

BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS

Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face, but see, God has shown me your children as well.” Genesis 48:11 Have you ever lost sonething or someone so precious to you that could never be replaced that your life changed dramatically because of it. Maybe a person you loved dearly, a pet,…

DOUBLE BLESSING FOR YOUR TROUBLE

Now your two sons [Ephraim and Manasseh], who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine [that is, adopted as my heirs and sons as surely], as Reuben and Simeon are my sons.Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I…

Name, Character and Destiny

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1 (KJV) Jacob (Israel) was told, “Look now, your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed.Then Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz…

HOW TO WAIT ON THE LORD IN TOUGH TIMES

Now some time after these things happened, Joseph was told, “Your father is sick.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him [to go to Goshen]. And when Jacob (Israel) was told, “Look now, your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed. Genesis 48:1-2…

FINISHING WELL

Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the length of Jacob’s life was a hundred and forty-seven years. And when the time drew near for Israel to die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If now I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my…

BE FRUITFUL, MULTIPLY AND DOMINATE

Now [the people of] Israel lived in the country of Egypt, in [the land of] Goshen, and they gained possessions and acquired property there and were fruitful and multiplied greatly. (Genesis 47:27) In today’s devotion is very important. We get to learn from the mistake of the people of Israel in Egypt and possibly get…

SAFE AND SECURE

So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for every Egyptian sold his field because the famine was severe upon them. So the land became Pharaoh’s. And as for the people, he relocated them [temporarily] to cities from one end of Egypt’s border to the other. Only the land of the priests he…

HOPE THROUGH POTENTIAL’S PURPOSE

All people are sent to the world with limitless credit, but few draw to their full extent. There is the great hope, though, for the world as we recognize the potential and purpose in all people and things to be fulfiled by combining and putting some of the already-created things together in a new way….

THE BLESSING

Then Joseph brought in Jacob his father and presented him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh asked Jacob, How old are you? Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are 130 years; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and they have…