PREPARE BEFORE THE OPPORTUNITY

The king said to me, “What do you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your presence, [I ask] that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, so that I…

KNOWING SOURCE AND GETTING RESOURCES

Please, O Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to [reverently] fear Your Name [Your essence, Your nature, Your attributes, with awe]; and make Your servant successful this day and grant him compassion in the sight of this man [the king].” For…

THE AGE OF MATURITY

Now Joseph [had been in Egypt thirteen years and] was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. Joseph departed from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt [performing his duties]. Genesis 41:46 (AMP) Before one is promoted by the Lord, what precedes this is years of…

The Principle of Saving and the Power of Time.

There is precious treasure and oil in the house of the wise [who prepare for the future], But a short-sighted and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.Proverbs 21:20 (AMP) Part of stewardship or management is saving the surplus for a raining day. This verse reminds me of the parable of the unjust steward,…

BEFORE YOU SPEAK, THINK IT THROUGH.

Then Reuben spoke to his father, “You may put my two sons to death if I do not bring Benjamin back to you; put him in my care, and I will return him to you.” Genesis 42:37 (AMP) Today’s devotion is all about speaking without considering what the consequences. While speaking boldly in front of…