Today's Inspiration: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. Psalm 107:2. We often talk about redemption by the Blood of Jesus and never knew the cost of it. If we marvel at it, we will have a generous spirit.
Satan loves to hold us captive with our thoughts. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4. Therefore we should be careful with our thoughts that tend to oppress us. Resist every oppressive thoughts of hopelessness and replace them with faith filled hopeful thoughts. Joseph was not perturbed about what his brothers do to him. He just followed God's plan wherever he was placed. There was no worry about what will become of him neither question God about His promises. He waited for God's timing to redeem him from captivity by the enemy. Wherever he goes, he brings blessing to the organization. Even though he was humiliated and disgraced as well as wrongly accused, he did not reviled but be dedicated to the work of God's plan. He is confident that God will turn him around so that everything will turn out good for him. Romans 8:28. Jealousy and resentment are deadly diseases because they cause one to think, say and do some terrible deeds. We should exterminate them from our soul.
He bears no grudge against his brothers. He knew one day they have to answer to God for their deeds. Behind every trial is God's plan of redemption. God's promises never return to Him void. Isaiah 55:11.
If we can endure and trust and obey at a time and in a place we least expected, God will bring those who tried to destroy us, those who laugh at us or mock at us and even those who persecute us to our feet. Likewise the cross that evil used to shame a perfect Christ became God's plan and covenant for our redemption. God be praised.
Prayer: Abba Father, thank you for the storms of life that make me reflect more and more as to whether I have lived for truth and for Love's sake. Have I lived the life to Your expectation and Your plan? Thank you for being a merciful God who understands and mends my heart. I will praise You all day long. In Jesus name Amen.