Satisfied and full

Deu 33: 23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south.

Naphtali is a happy tribe. To be applauded and admired for being satisfied, blessed and full is a wonderful thing. This was the portion of Naphtali. Napthali, blessed by Jacob to be a kind tribe with good words for others, now reaps favor and kindness in return. They are happy because they content to be favored of God. They are happy because they are full with the blessing of the Lord. They are happy because they have possessed a great inheritance from the Lord. I suspect these are pointers on how God causes delight and satisfaction. I pray that you will discover God’s favor afresh in your life and be satisfied with what God does. I pray it will be said of you that you are full to the brim with blessing, over-pouring with blessings to others … and that you have all that God has meant you to have.

Naphtali does not have the riches that drive dissatisfaction and an unabated thirst for even more. Many are blessed and favored but they do not know it and they only need to see their neighbors riches to be plunged into tensions. May we not search and long for the possessions of others. May God bless us with contentment. Contentment is important for happiness.

Again, this text tells us divine prosperity and peace that the world does not give. It is God’s will that we should be satisfied and at peace even as we have possessions and are full with all manner of blessings. How true it is that the blessings of God do not add sorrow … but adds contentment, happiness, satisfaction and all round peace. To be full is to be complete … to miss nothing …to desire for no more riches. The blessed do not need to pray and seek for riches – they seek for God and riches are added to a barn that is already overflowing. Giving to others is easy and generosity is natural for the full has nowhere to store blessings that keep coming. The foolish builds more storage barns …but the blessed give more to others, becoming instruments of flow of great wealth to establish the covenant and purposes of God. In the kingdom, we also have spiritual possessions that cannot be bought with money – His righteousness, peace and joy in Christ. May you not lack anything that will bring permanent satisfaction into your heart. Let me be contented with your blessings in my life.

Song.

I have seen the Lord’s goodness
His mercy and compassion
I have seen the Lord’s goodness
Hallelujah praise the Lord
I have seen the Lord’s goodness
His mercy and compassion
I have seen the Lord’s goodness
Hallelujah, praise the Lord

O Lord you have been so good You are so good to me
O Lord you are excellent in my life everyday
O Lord, you have been so good. You are so good to me
O Lord you are excellent in my life.

Prayer : Father, let me be satisfied with your favor, filled with your goodness and blessed by a glorious inheritance of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. 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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Enemy Observations

Exo 1:9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

This was an awesome testimony …but it was also a dangerous one. It is good to be envied …but it can be dangerous. Being successful, talented and prominent can attract observations that will soon be suffocated with envy. God must hide us sometimes and not bring us out too quickly until He is ready to work even through the envy of men to promote us. God caused the children of Israel to overtake the Egyptians because he knew this was the way to trigger a phase of persecution that will lead to a mighty deliverance that will end with the armies of Egypt drowned.

Prosperity and blessings cannot be hidden from men … In Christ we are more than conquerors …but as you conquer soon you will begin to hear the comments of men setting you up. Pharaoh needed the support of his people to oppress the Israelites. Every success needs help. Hide and commit all your successes in Him and pray that God prospers His purpose and not ours. It is highly dangerous to assume control once successful. This is very much like entering a dragon’s den defended only with a pen knife.

David after his success over Goliath soon found himself the target of the reigning monarch. It suddenly became hot …but God saw David through. Be strong. He will also see you through … go to your knees.
Let God be your hiding place.

Song.

In the warfare that is raging
For the truth and for the right,
When the conflict fierce is raging
With the powers of the night,
God needs people brave and true;
May He then depend on you?

Refrain
May the Lord depend on you?
Loyalty is but His due;
Say, O spirit brave and true,
That He may depend on you!

See, they come on sable pinions,
Come in strong Satanic might,
Powers come and dark dominions
From the regions of the night.
God requires the brave and true;
May He then depend on you?

Prayer : Lord Jesus, Hide me always in the shadow of your wings … fill my heart with songs of deliverance. 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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