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February 28, 2023

LISTENING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

So with severe famine everywhere, Joseph opened up the storehouses and distributed grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout the land of Egypt. And people from all around came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph because the famine was severe throughout the world.

Genesis 41:56-57 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

Joseph came from prison to interpret Pharaoh’s dream. He tells Pharaoh the dreams mean that there will be seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine. Then Joseph goes beyond interpreting the dreams. Joseph tells Pharaoh what he should do that knowledge. If you read the story, you will see that Joseph doesn’t go off for a three-day prayer retreat to hear from God how to interpret the dreams or what to do about the dreams. Joseph was already in touch with God. The moment he heard Pharaoh’s dreams he had divine revelation of the meaning of the dreams. At that same moment Joseph had divine revelation of what Pharaoh should do. Joseph tells Pharaoh to collect 20% of the harvest in the years of abundance and store that abundance in storehouses throughout the land. When the famine comes, they will have abundance. Everything happens just as Joseph said it would. When the people get hungry, they are willing to pay anything to get food. The nation gets rich selling grain they collected from the people during seasons of abundance. They not only sell the grain to the Egyptians but to other nations. Egypt becomes a wealthy nation because of the wisdom of Joseph. God can give us divine wisdom on how to supply our financial needs. The Holy Spirit not only teaches us truth from the Word of God, but He will show us steps we need to take in order to provide for our physical needs. Instead of sitting on a couch waiting for God to give us the right numbers for the lottery perhaps we should ask God to show us what work we should be doing. It took a lot of work to collect the grain, build the storehouses, have the organization to guard the grain, and then have the organization to sell the grain. Joseph had to be a master administrator. There was a lot of work involved that took seven years with no obvious return. It was after the seven years that the results began to show.

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit be my Teacher and Guide. Show me what I should do to discover Your provision for my life.

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acknowledge me; seek my wisdom answer; follow my directions even in financial matters if that is where the need is.

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chermyworld
chermyworld
Feb 28, 2023

Lord I believe every day you are showing me a clearer vision of what you envision for me. Lord I have to take the initiative to walk in my purpose that is abundant for me.

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Help me to be fruitful Lord, with the blessings of my job, finances, and abundance of life. Use me to bless others that they may come to know You through me.

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I am thankful that God has wisdom for every area of my life.

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Thank you Father four Your wisdom that far exceeds the wisdom of man, Thank You that You show us the way.

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