Series: Resilient | Week 4: Deep Waters of Recovery
Genesis 41:37-40 “Joseph’s suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials. So Pharaoh asked his officials, ‘Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?’”
Thirteen years after being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph has the opportunity to interpret Pharaoh, King of Egypt’s, dreams—the land of Egypt will have seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine. Joseph offers a suggestion for how Pharaoh should handle this situation which is well received. Pharaoh, not even a believer in God, sees that Joseph is filled with the spirit of God and puts him in charge of the land of Egypt to lead through the impending crisis.
Respond in PrayerPause for a minute and reflect on this question: Do the people you interact with on a regular basis see the Spirit of God in you? Does your life reflect a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? As you spend time with God right now, ask Him to open your eyes to the opportunities He’s putting around you to be the hope of Jesus for someone in both word and deed. Ask Him to help you make the most of those opportunities and for the courage to give the reason for the hope you have! See here for further reading.
For Families with Kids at HomeAs you spend time reflecting on this passage, consider this: how can I reflect a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control today to my kids? How can I model for them what a life by the Spirit and not by the flesh looks like? Heads up: this isn’t done in your own power. Ask the Spirit to guide you today as you seek to look more like him, even in your parenting.