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Lessons from Joseph: To God Be The Glory!

Joseph’s faith became a kind of Ark , a place of safety for his family, when a seven-year famine hit Egypt and the surrounding areas. Joseph’s faith in God never changed despite the many difficulties he went through, difficulties which might have caused a less courageous, less determined person to fall away from God. But Joseph’s firm faith paid off when God finally placed him in the high position of “prime minister” over Egypt . In this role, the faith-filled Joseph was able to ensure the survival of the Egyptian people and also preserve the lives of his own father and brothers and their families. I’ve learned many life-changing lessons from Joseph’s faith. FIRST : When God gives you a dream, hold onto it! D on’t let anyone talk you out of the blessings God has planned for you. Even if it takes a long time, know that God’s timing is perfect, and you will receive every good thing God promised you. Joseph was only 17 when his brothers sold him into slavery. He was carted off

What is Faith? Noah had it

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen.”  Hebrews 11:1 New Living Translation (NLT) Tyndale The Prodigal Son’s father had faith. The dad was ready and waiting when his son came home; he trusted God to bring the young man back safely. “…And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 (NLT) Joseph, too, had the God Kind of Faith. Joseph was imprisoned in Egypt for years, having committed no crime! Yet, he did not stop believing that God cared and had a glorious future planned for him. Though still a prisoner, Joseph was willing to interpret Pharaoh’s dream and to give God the glory for it: “It is beyond my power to do this. But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.” Genesis 41:16 (NLT) Joseph held onto his faith despite his difficulties. Soon, God made him ruler over all of Egypt, second only to Pharaoh! What is faith? Here’s my