LIVING WATE DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Friday, November 23, 2018
SITUATION THAT OCCASION YOUR PROMOTION
READ: Genesis 41:22-44
22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: 23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them: 24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me. 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. 27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine. 28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: 30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; 31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous. 32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. 35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. 36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine. 37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
MEMORISE: And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt” (Genesis 41:41).
May God help us to understand His working and works. The way God works is far, as distant as the earth from the heavens, from the way we think things should work. Many groan. “Things are not working and form….”This is after many efforts and attempts have been made to reach certain goals. Until we understand times and situations, we will remain baffled, instead of being unruffled, with the predicament in our lives (Hab. 2:4).
Many of us seem to query God: “Why must I go through all these (stress, discomfort, hardship, failures…) before I breakthrough in life?” Well, the simple but salient answer is that, God, in His unquestionable character, has designed it that there should be situations that would occasion your promotion.
Daniel went through his own rigours that were unfavourable to him, but eventually, he made it (Dan 6:1ff). What about the dogged three Hebrew? Before them was a fierce fire furiously prepared, but they were unperturbed, though threatened! Their testimonies were much desired today.
Before Joseph, the dreamer realized his dreams, he passed through the divinely orchestrated due processes. The then Pharaoh had to be troubled by his riddle-ridden dream before Joseph was remembered! Can you imagine that? Unless the God-ordained situation has come, there will be no occasion to cause your promotion.
The earlier this sinks into your systems the better for you.
Unless God remembers you, no one will. (Gen. 40:23). God remembered Noah after the flood (Gen 8:1), God remembered Abraham (Gen 19:9), God remembered Rachael (Gen 30:22). Stay expectant of your divine visitation that will lead to unstoppable promotions.
1. O Lord, assist me to work by Your own calculations for my life, whether I understand them or not.
2. Lord, let everything that must happen to lead me to my throne be set in motion and monitored by Your power, in Jesus’ name.
3. Pray for brethren who are about backsliding hopelessness of their different situations.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 18 – 20
Source: Living Water Daily Devotional