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…

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…

THE KING

Do you see a man skillful and experienced in his work? He will stand [in honor] before kings; He will not stand before obscure men. Proverbs 22:29 (AMP) The presence of kings, is what has been coming up in my heart lately and I just thought I should intricately study it and unveil the mystery…

In the grip of Grace

So today my heart was captured by this sweet poem that I thought I would treat ya’ll with….enjoy. Ponder the achievement of God. He doesn’t condone our sin, nor does he compromise his standard. He doesn’t ignore our rebellion, relax nor his demands. Rather than dismiss our sin, he assumes our sin and, incredibly, sentences…

The Light shines on in the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.

When Jesus got word that John had been arrested, he returned to Galilee. He moved from his hometown, Nazareth, to the lakeside village Capernaum, nestled at the base of the Zebulun and Naphtali hills. This move completed Isaiah’s sermon:Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,road to the sea, over Jordan,Galilee, crossroads for the nations.People sitting out…