God never promised us a rose garden !No where in scripture does he promise a life with out struggles, conflicts , or even persecution. We all have had our “Fiery Furnace” our “Lions Den” our “Jonah Shipwreck” . So we must develop a heart attitude that no matter what things look like … we believe and trust that Elohim has a bigger plan . At 22 years of age a young man by the name of Joseph understood about Adonai’s plans. As we read the account we see how god was with him every step of the way… but do you think he could see that at some of those moments…?
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As we mature and learn to trust we see these moments as a time of preparation. If we do not get to understand our Abba , and trust him then we can not stand against the difficult days. For those that have children all we have to do is watch, as they take the first step they loose balance and fall, but they get right back up and try again, fall try! Fall try! Then one day you hear “by mom, by pop”! Slam! Where did time go? When they first took a bite 80 % wound up on the floor, now 180% disappears where we do not know! Same for us in our development in the spirit! As our children learned they were being prepared for some thing greater.. some are janitors some are doctors .. but they each find their way. God is the one who gives us our abilities, and teaches us to use them that the entire body should prosper! As Joseph spent time as a slave then as a criminal, he was shaped to become the second in command of a great kingdom!
What are we being prepared for?? Half of us do not know until we get there. But as the Boy Scouts used to say “Be Prepared”!
Until next time Shalom!