Devotional Guide: THERE IS A TESTIMONY IN THAT TEST

The Lord’s Chosen Devotional Guide

Date: Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Text: Genesis 50: 15-20

Theme: THERE IS A TESTIMONY IN THAT TEST

Memory Verse: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
 
Even amid supposed trials and tribulations, we as children of God should know for a fact that God will not allow us to face any trial or temptation that He knows we cannot bear or handle (1Corinthians 10:13). Indeed with every tribulation that we conquer, we attain a higher level in our Christian race. That means, no matter how bad a situation may seem to us especially while we are still going through the trial, in the end, it will work out for our good and produce good results.

Trials can be likened to the refining of gold. The gold must be put in the fire before it can bring out the pure and beautiful nature of the stone. Likewise, as Christians, we must sometimes go through tribulations to mature in our walk with the Lord. We must be tried and tested to ensure that our hearts are truly obeying and serving Him.

Joseph had a dream of greatness, and while the vision did not lie, the road to greatness was very rough. He must have felt initially that God would deliver the greatness to him on a platter of gold! How wrong he was! Instead, he went from frying pan to fire before he attained the promise of God. He was a slave and a prisoner before he became Prime Minister.

His journey to greatness was littered with obstacles but his ability to hold on even amid trials and temptations enabled him to succeed in the end.
If we look back, we can see that those trials were stepping stones to his final destination. He could not have become Prime Minister of Egypt if he was still in his father’s house in Canaan. So, his brothers selling him as a slave to Egypt was part of a greater plan to lead him to his place of destiny. He would not have met Pharaoh’s servant if he was not thrown into prison. So, Potiphar’s wife was also an unwilling agent in the hand of God.

You can therefore see that there was a hidden blessing behind every storm he passed through. Even our Lord and Saviour’s death on the cross, though painful for Him to bear, eventually ended up in the salvation of the whole world. Are you going through a rough patch at the moment? Do not worry. In the end, what the enemy meant for evil will work for your good in Jesus’ name.

Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:

  1. Dear Lord, I trust in You that You will make every troubling situation in my life work together for my good, in Jesus’ name.
  2. Lord, cause all the evil plans of my enemies towards me to result in my good, in Jesus’ name.
  3. Every storm raging against The Lord’s Chosen shall work for our good and every plan of the devil to bring our G. O down will result in his lifting, in Jesus’ name.
  4. Lord, by Your Spirit and Grace, our G. O and Mommy in the Lord will finish their course to Your glory, in Jesus’ name.
  5. Father, by the power in Your word, we decree that as many as kill by the sword in this nation shall fall by the sword, in Jesus’ name.

Authored By Pastor Lazarus Muoka.

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