Sunday, March 16, 2014

Morning Psalms: 24, 29 | Evening Psalms: 8, 84
Genesis 41:14-45 | Romans 6:3-14 | John 5:19-24
 
Your destiny is in the Lord’s hands. Gen 41:14 – 45.
 
For thirteen years Joseph languished in prison undeservedly. He was hated and sold by his brothers, falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife, and forgotten by the Cupbearer: a life characterized by dim hopes. But this one morning, which probably started out like any other morning, Joseph gets some attention. He is to interpret the dreams of Pharaoh. Instantly, he is brought out of the pit, cleaned up, and led into Pharaoh’s presence. This marked the beginning of the fulfillment of his destiny and the end of his bondage.
 
It doesn’t matter what comes your way, when you stay in faith, that which is meant to hinder you becomes a ladder into your destiny. God will work things out, and you will appear on stage with no option but to be seen.
 
The greatest trick of the enemy to a Christian is to bring distractions to interfere with the focus. The secret lies in knowing and depending on God. Not just knowing something about Him, but getting into a deeper relationship and friendship with Him. St Paul, in his Second Letter to Timothy, declares, “I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day which has been entrusted to me” (1:12). Dear Christian, are you convinced of Him whom you have believed? If so, nothing can alter your destiny. Because those who know their God “shall stand firm and take action” (Dan 11:32b). 
 
Joseph acknowledged the Lord and in humility gave Him the rightful place in his life despite the unattractive circumstances. “Joseph answered Pharaoh, ‘It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer’” (Gen 41:16). In our generation God is looking for Josephs:
  1. Whose focus is not on the prevailing circumstances but on God who controls circumstances (Hebrews 12:1-2)
  2. Who have enduring faith, irrespective of how long it takes they remain still and know that he is God (Psalm 46:10)
This will attract God’s excellent working in our lives.
 
Lord help me to soar above distractions for my Godly destiny.
 

  

The Rev. Juliet Wabwire
MAR Student
Kampala, Uganda

    

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