God Will Surely Visit You

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“And Joseph said to his brethren, ‘I am dying, but God will surely visit you, and bring  you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.’ ” Genesis 50:24 NKJV

Joseph was so sure of God.

Thank You, Lord, for never forgetting where we are and where You want us to be.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Surely You
will visit us

You’ve not forgotten
we’re here

and as You work
out the details

we need not worry
or fear.

God bless you as He visits you today!

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God Almighty Appeared

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“Then Jacob said to Joseph, ‘God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and said to me, “Behold I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.” ‘ ”  Genesis 48:3-4

God still meets with us.

Thank You, Lord, for speaking into our lives.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

As You met
with Jacob

promising to multiply
and give the land

so You meet
with us each day

speaking Your word
Your covenant, Your plan.

God bless you as He meets with you today!

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Situated

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“And Joseph situated his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession, in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.” Genesis 47:11 NKJV
“Then Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household with bread, according to the number in their families.”  Genesis 47:12  NKJV

Joseph knew just what to do for his father and brothers.

Thank You, Lord, for knowing just what to do for us. And here’s a simple poem . . .

You have situated
me and my family

providing for us
day and night

giving us twenty-four
hour access

to the best possible
love and light.

God bless you as He situates you today!

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Down and Up

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“I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.”  Genesis 46:4

What a comforting promise.

Thank You, Lord, for always being with us. And here’s a simple poem . . .

I might go down
to places
where I’ve never
been

but You will still
be with me
and bring me up
again.

God bless you as He goes with you today!

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Enough

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“Then Israel said, ‘It is enough, Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.'”  Genesis 45:28 NKJV

There is another Son who is alive.

Thank You, Lord, for always being enough for us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

What I need
to remember
most
desperately

is I
have You
and You
have me.

God bless you as He is enough for you today!

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Clearing Ourselves

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“Then Judah said, ‘What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how shall we clear ourselves?’ ”  Genesis 44:16 NKJV

How desperate the brothers must have felt.

Thank You, Lord, for clearing us when we come to You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

What can we do
what can we say
how can we clear
ourselves today?

There is a One
Who is the Way
let’s go to Jesus
now and pray.

God bless you as He clears away your past.

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A Certain Mercy

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“And may God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved, I am bereaved.”  Genesis 43:14 NKJV

Jacob didn’t know if they would be shown mercy or not.

Thank You, Lord, for Your mercy that we can count on.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

I may not
receive mercy
from a family member
neighbor or friend

but when I ask You
for forgiveness
it is always
what You extend.

God bless you as you receive His mercy today.

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Recognized

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“So Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.”  Genesis 42:8  NKJV

I am always surprised when someone from my past recognizes me.

Thank You, Lord, for always knowing who I am and how to change me.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Lord, make me
unrecognizable
from who
I used to be

as I put away
the old
and You
transform me.

God bless you as others recognize Him in you today!

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God’s Answer

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“So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, ‘It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.’ ”  Genesis 41:15 NKJV

I’m not good at understanding the meaning of what I’m going through while I’m going through it.

Thank You, Lord, for interpreting our lives and dreams according to Your plans and promises.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Only You know
the measure of our days

and hear us
as we pray

only You can interpret
our lives and dreams

when nothing is
as it seems.

God bless you as He gives you knowledge and understanding today.

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Remember Me

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“But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house.”  Genesis 40:14  NKJV
“Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.”  Genesis 40:23 NKJV

I fail others at times and forget them.

Thank You, Lord, for never forgetting us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Every good thing
that happens

every beautiful sight
I see

reminds me there
is a God

and how very much
He loves me.

God bless you as you remember Him today!

Published in: on February 6, 2015 at 7:50 am  Comments Off on Remember Me  
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