When God does amazing things in our lives, we would like to finish the story with the Phrase—“And they lived Happily ever after!” That unfortunately is rarely the case. Like any journey, the road is rarely smooth. There are ups and downs along the way. Such was the case with Joseph. Joseph saw God interpret the dreams of Pharaoh’s officials==only to be forgotten in prison. What a heartbreak…Our so it seemed. God’s prep time and ours are always different. We can never expect him to move at our pace. He is most concerned that we are ready and blessed—never that we are comfortable and happy. He wants us to be content in him, not pleased with our circumstance. Only when Joseph was contrnt as the head trustee in the prison could God use him to save the world. ‘
It is the same with us, only when we are content in our circumstance—will God be able to use us to complete what lies ahead. Help me Lord to be content, so then I can be used by you.
God Bless You
9 So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, “In my dream I saw a vine in front of me, 10 and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11 Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup and put the cup in his hand.”
12 “This is what it means,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches are three days. 13 Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your position, and you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand, just as you used to do when you were his cupbearer. 14 But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. 15 I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.”
16 When the chief baker saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation, he said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets of bread. 17 In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”
18 “This is what it means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days. 19 Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh.”
20 Now the third day was Pharaoh’s birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in the presence of his officials: 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand— 22 but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.
23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.