Archive for January 21st, 2014

As it was with Joseph

January 21st, 2014

I love the story of Joseph. I have written about this story many times before. I think it is pretty awesome to see how Joseph keeps his head focused in the right direction, even when it does not appear that things are going his way. I have been reminded of this over the last three weeks as I have been teaching the story to the group of teenagers that I get to hang out with. This verse in particular is something that is quite motivating to me as I face the challenges of the day.

The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s charge, because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed. (Genesis 39:23 ESV)

Despite situations that may have seemed less than ideal, Joseph continue to prosper because the Lord was with him. And so it is with us today. When we follow his command and give Him our heart, He abides with us. Take comfort in that today .