Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt:….Genesis 46:8-27 (AMP)
Today’s devotion is such an encouraging and inspirational one especially to those discouraged. It is a record of all the descendants of Israel who acted in obedience and moved to Egypt from Canaan. One might also refer to it as the record of all the lives Joseph saved from his father’s household other than rest of the world. This is a record of the impact of his life, the effect of his fulfilled purpose, the saving the lives of many.
The beginning of Joseph was nice, been his father’s favourite son, then it progressed to what seemed like a dark and bad experience. He went from been his father’s favourite son to a slave then on to a prisoner. When it all hope seemed lost, when he asked the King’s butler to remember him of desperation, not long after he ascended to the throne. Joseph steward his position to save the lives of many, this was his destiny and legacy. The journey to fulfilling this purpose was never easy but the Lord was faithful, He was present with him through if all.
Today I just want to encourage you with this, your pain and suffering has a purpose which will affect other people’s lives in amazing ways. Paul put it like this:-
For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! 2 Corinthians 4:17 (AMP)
So look up and remember your God given dreams, though it tarries, just wait for it, for it will surely came to pass. You can take advantage of this opportunity when your in waiting and grow in knowledge of the Lord, seek Him and deepen your intimacy in relationship with Him. For when you wait upon the Lord [expect, look for, and hope in Him] you will gain new strength and renew your power; you will lift up your wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; you will run and not become weary, you will walk and not grow tired.
For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us! Romans 8:18 (AMP)