Ministry in the Midst of Trials–Genesis 40 Part 1

When life turns sideways, it is extremely easy to become withdrawn, to become bitter and to simply stop serving God.  One would argue, “Why bother–look where it has gotten me.”  But, when one realizes that the quickest way to work though the pain of trials is to serve others, well, that is a game changer! Joseph was kidnapped from his dad, sold into slavery, accused of all manner of evil and thrown into prison–and he only did what was right!

Still in the midst of the trials and pain, Joseph continued to trust God and serve others–that is why when he saw the two officials in prison and in pain, his first thought was to help.  He was not showing off or trying to curry favor–he was simply using the gifts God gave him–to move beyond himself, and continue life.

As amazing as that sounds; it is still truthfully the best therapy for making it through a day.  God simply calls us to trust and serve him–he, in turn, will protect us, provide for us and prepare us to do the mission for which we are called.  Joseph had no idea what God had in store for him; he simply knew that following God was the only way to live, and do well in any circumstance.  We can also live a life that serves others and God and trust him to meet our needs and provide us an amazing journey! Please join me in that pursuit!

God Bless You

Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined. The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them.After they had been in custody for some time, each of the two men—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.

When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”

“We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”

Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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