God Moves

Gen 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. 3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and lean fleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. 4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. 5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good. 6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. 8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

Money, fame and power can do a lot for us, but there are many things that are not for sale. We can have the most luxurious beddings but a minute of sleep is not for sale. We can put everything in order and plan and budget to the last cent … but financial peace cannot be bought. Indeed, the best hospitals, doctors and health advise may be available to us … still we find health priceless even for the wealthiest of men. I read recently of a great inventor who had become one of the globe’s richest men, but an incurable cancer reduces him quickly to nothing. Pharaoh shakes off the first dream and decides to sleep again … only to be troubled again. Can you ever escape God? Even if you do not want to see a preacher … God can come to you when you cannot stop whatever he wants to paint in your memory. There are many truths, we consider too troubling and we do not want to hear them. But God can force whatever impression He so determines upon us. When God moves, nothing can shut him out.

All the magicians in your life will be disgraced and God proven true. All the wise men are only wise to the extent that God helps them to see. Only God can interpret His own dream and no other intelligence. Someone in contact with God is required to bring that interpretation. Are you troubled? Go to God. Find where God speaks … through His word, anointed preacher or prophet. Every trouble has an interpretation. God only moves through our troubled mind to make us seek Him knowing that when we seek Him and do so with all our hearts we will find Him. It is time to seek the face of the Lord. God is moving. Seek Him and find out what to do. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit speaking to your heart concerning the events troubling your rest. All your troubles will soon be revealed as steps to much greater grounds and mighty revivals.

This is to thank God for our Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye as he celebrates his birthday. Sir, God will surprise you with His great moves for good in your life, in your family, in the Church and in the nations.

Song.

There’s no place I can hide from Your love
I can only survive through Your love
Show me somewhere to go a place You don’t know To cover my soul

On the wings of the dawn I might fly
To the ends of the earth beyond the sky
I can go anywhere But You’ll always be there Wherever I go

You know where I sit and where I stand
Each moment I live I’m in Your hands
I can’t get away from Your sweet Spirit
Lord, you’re never sleeping.

Prayer: O Lord, keep leading me to always seek your face. Amen

 

The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory.  We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious  because God works His marvellous agenda.   Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily.   Edited by  Bolade Apampa 

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Happy Birthday

Gen 40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: 22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them

One is uncomfortable to discover that there are two birthday celebrations mentioned in the Bible. That of Pharaoh and that of Herod. We joyfully celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus on the appointed third day. For some the resurrection of Christ is bad news, a horrible judgment … those who will not surrender to Christ. God lifts up one and puts down another. Our birthday is a good day to reflect on our lives, to number them, noting a future accounting is coming at the appointed time.

John was imprisoned and martyred from celebrations from Herod’s birthday. Christ Himself described John as greater than all the prophets before him. Although we have no record of the saints in the Bible celebrating their birthday, we see nothing to suggest this is wrong. We are foolish to use it like other things for vain consumption and exhibitions. Unwise to place ourselves on a huge podium as though we are more than grass. One fact to know is that with every passing birthday, we approach an appointed day. The day of the Lord. Even if celebration of birthdays have heathen origin, we can lift up the crucified and risen Lord and take advantage of coming together as family and with friends to share the good news of salvation and celebrate our victory in Christ.

Men give gifts to men which they take can also away. Pharaoh must have received many beautiful presents … a few may still be found in a museum somewhere. Joseph received divine confirmation of the gift of interpretation of dreams as the interpretation of Joseph came to pass. Joseph knows the gifts of the best men will one day be taken – as he reflected on his beautiful coat of many colors … now stained in blood and discarded. God can give you a gift that men will not take from you. Ask Him for a special gift, that will be used for His glory .

There was no celebration for Joseph though the Bible confirms a great gift that God will one day use. In the palace Pharaoh received several masterpieces of art and treasures fashioned by men. In the dungeon, Joseph knows he has God. The butler and the baker move forward into different destinies. Laughter and dancing and entertainment continue in the palace. Joseph is not invited but he is hopeful that in the butler he has found a sponsor. But things sometimes do not go as we plan and hope. The sweet wines are enjoyed in the palace of Pharaoh, but for Joseph in a dungeon – only the bitter taste of the prisoner’s meal. But if the bud has a bitter taste, sweet will be the flower. May your birthday celebrations be always days of joy.

Song.

His purpose will ripen fast. Unfolding every hour
The bud may have a bitter taste. But sweet will be the flower.

Prayer: O Lord, Help me to trust you in the winter season. Amen


The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory.  We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious  because God works His marvellous agenda.   Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily.   Edited by  Bolade Apampa 

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