Joseph Rises to Power (Genesis 41:37-57)

Recorded September 24, 2017

Joseph was not your average Joe. In 13 years he went from a slave and a prisoner to being the second in command of Egypt. But when he reached the top, he still felt deeply about his family and his fame. He was able to recognize the God who would help him forget the troubles and trials of his past, so he could fully do the work that God had given him to do, to save lives.
And he has a sense of thankfulness as well. His journey had not been perfect, but God enabled him to not just survive, but also thrive in Egypt. Perhaps your prayer today can be the words of Joseph … “God, thank you for the ability to forgive, even when it’s hard to forget. And help me get on with the good work in my life you have in store for me.” Or, “Thank you, God, that I don’t have to simply survive this life, even when I face difficulty, but I can, like Joseph, thrive in it as well.”

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