From Rags to Riches *Gen. 41

Genesis 41
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+41&version=NKJV;NIV
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“I can’t do it, but God can…” These are the words of Joseph. It’s not about Joseph; it’s about God and God will do it. God will accomplish His purpose through His people. This holds true for us as well as seen in 1 Thessalonians 5:24.
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Joseph went from rags to riches, from prison to palace, from slave to ruler all because of one thing – God was the center of Joseph’s life. Joseph honored God through hardship to luxury, through bondage to freedom, through just being a shepherd boy to becoming a powerful young man.
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How do we respond to God?
How do we act when injustice floods into our lives?
Do we hold fast to the One who holds everything in His hands,
or do we complain, murmur, grumble, and disrespect Almighty God?
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Joseph had to go through these trials and tests – the Refiner’s fire- to prepare him for his divine purpose in life.
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We are no different from Joseph, in that, we too need the Refiner’s fire to prepare us for the task God has destined us to do.

Journey

When there seems no way
Happening day after day
Things just keep going wrong
The journey seems tryingly long

The Lord God has a good reason
And it is only for a season
What is not, will eventually be
Because of the Almighty

Of two things be aware
One is God truly does care
Good will over power bad
No longer giving way to sad

Putting all your hope in Him
Keeps you from feeling grim
He will come in to clean
Then you will feel serene

It’s all about what is inside
So come now in Him abide
Only the LORD can release
An amazing, lasting peace