Posts Tagged ‘Genesis’

Shouldn’t we be afraid?

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

You know, if you really think about it, we should all be terrified of God. Anybody that can create the Universe with a word, light up the stars by the millions and breathe life into mankind is simply awe-striking. The sheer power of our God should have us all on our knees trembling in fear, shouldn’t it?

But, Love has been added to the equation. While we are on our knees, it is God’s Love that lets us feel His hands on our cheeks. And He is turning our face upward to Him. He is telling us that He loves us and He is saying that He even knew us before we were born. And we can hear Him. And there is no need at all to be afraid.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Romans 8:35

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The reward of faith

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Joseph had been in jail a long time. Pharaoh put him there. But now, all of the sudden, Pharaoh needed Joseph.

Joseph had a stunning response. Rather than saying, “You have come to the right man.”, he acknowledged reality. Joseph couldn’t do it. God could.

There was clear risk to this approach. Joseph had faith in God. Joseph took the risk. God provided the reward. That’s just how God rolls.

Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.” Genesis 41:15-16

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