I have agency over my feelings about God, myself and others. I can choose to be angry and bitter, or I can choose to believe God is doing something better.
the narrative shows Joseph and Judah’s lives paralleled. Just as Joseph was physically enslaved and imprisoned, Judah was emotionally and spiritually enslaved and imprisoned. As Joseph is finding freedom physically, so is Judah spiritually. As Joseph is working to save his family, so is Judah. As Joseph is finding redemption, so is Judah.
The trials you’re encountering today are most likely squeezing you into tough decisions. You get to choose one of two things: God is in the middle of this, or God has nothing to do with this at all.
You find freedom when you tell the truth. You equally find freedom when you believe the truth. The truth sets us free – even when painful.
Somehow, even in his early years, Joseph recognized the importance of the presence of God and learning new skills. Those 15 years weren’t lost but an opportunity for development.
Silence is…Impossible I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase – “Silence is golden.” If you are a parent of young children never have truer words been spoken. There can never be enough silence if you live in a household of toddlers. As my children have aged, silence is still hard to come by…possibly even harder. Now there are […]
What’s the Word? In 2010, I was at the end of my rope. Ever been at the end of your rope? It could with your spouse, kids, job, finances, school or 1000 other things. Maybe you’re at the end of your rope right now? Personally, I was at the end of my rope with my […]
Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. – Jeremiah 6:16 Something ancient It’s human nature to want the new thing. We all want newer, better, faster, stronger. It’s why you upgraded your phone/car/computer/dishwasher/drill last year. […]
New Versus Ancient Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new. -Acts 17:21 God isn’t just old. He is before time. More than that, God exists out of time. He isn’t a new idea. God has always been. God is ancient. Too […]
What’s the Worst that Can Happen? I was standing with Kia in our kitchen. It was sometime in 2009. Things weren’t going so well for us financially. Our businesses were suffering. Our personal finances were just as bad – maybe worse. I was looking out the window. That window looked over a few acres of land attached […]