Faith: Learning to Trust

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for the conviction of things not seen.”(ESV) In the ancient land of Canaan, Abraham, the great-grandfather of Joseph, led his family in worship of YHWH, the Almighty Sovereign God and Creator of the universe. This family was strong in faith. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had a relationship with God but sometimes their faith was not 100% strong. They all experienced times of failing faith just as we do. Joseph had …

Faith Joseph’s Story

You remember Joseph’s story, don’t you?  For details and to jog your memory, read Joseph’s story in Genesis 37-50.  Joseph was the older of two sons born to Rachael and Jacob. Joseph’s birth was the long awaited child of Jacob’s most loved wife Rachael. Rachael had been barren for many long years, while her sister Leah produced many sons for Jacob. Two sisters married to the same man. Talk about sibling rivalry! As the story goes, Joseph was the favorite …

Praying For The Saints

The Lord is teaching me. He often does. As He teaches me, He doesn’t give me the whole lesson in one lump sum but rather gently shows it to me in bits and pieces so it’s easier for me to understand. This time He is teaching more about prayer. He hears our prayers (a lesson I wrote about in an earlier post). But more than just hearing our prayers, He desires our prayers. It pleases Him when we pray and …

The God Who Hears

Photo by Melissa Neal It has been one of those weeks. Sometimes I have felt as if I could hardly breathe. I have been weepy and my emotions are raw. Usually when I feel this way it is because I am tired from lack of sleep or exhausted from traveling or even tired from doing “good” things that I know are worthwhile. Sometimes I feel something else is going on. It involves the spiritual realm; I know God is up …

Lessons from the Life of Joseph: Really, God? Why Me?

Really, God? Why me? What was the purpose of this? Haven’t I been faithful?  Haven’t I been trying to follow Your way?  Why this? Why now?  Help me understand. As Christians our purpose in life is to bring glory and honor to our heavenly Father as we live striving to be more like Jesus Christ. This means being obedient to His leading no matter the circumstance. It means being content in the places we find ourselves. If you have accepted …