If you've never read the story of Joseph, the dreamer, it is a fantastic lesson for all of us on how God works in our lives. Joseph was the son of Jacob, who was the son of Isaac. Isaac, as you may remember, was nearly sacrificed by his father Abraham, at God's direction. Ultimately, God provided the sacrifice, and blessed Abraham beyond comprehension.
Joseph is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Later, he is wrongly accused of rape and imprisoned. Throughout all of it, Joseph remains faithful to God.
My prayer for today:
Help me to be like Joseph. No matter what life throws at me, let me remain true and faithful to you. Help me to be Jesus. Let me love others, no matter who they are or what they do. Give me a forgiving heart. Show me a need in someone today and give me the resources to fill it. Change my criticism of others into love for them. And most of all, I thank you for all of it- my life, my incredible blessings and my eternal assurance. You have given me beyond all imagination. I pray that you will use me to show others this day, through the example of my life, your incredible grace and mercy, provided by the sacrifice of your Son.