How has your journey been as of late? Feeling worn, torn, battered, bruised, or are your cruising along feeling as if you finally hit your stride? That’s the thing about life, each of our journeys are different. While the sister in the cubicle next to us appears to be in full bloom with everything going her way, we could be experiencing a season of winter where we see very little productivity or growth in our lives.
But WHEREVER we are GOD is there too!
God does not evacuate places of drought. Now we would take the first ticket to fast track around or out of barren places if only it were possible.
But there is something about our inability to produce that in which we need or desire that points our eyes outward and often launches us forward from places of comfort and complacency. It was this need for food that drove Joseph’s brother back to Egypt to purchase more food to winter the famine in their area. Yet their encounter yielded so much more than they could have ever expected or imagined. See Gen 45:16-28 for the back story. It makes me think of Ephesians 3:20, Now unto him who is able to do immeasurably more than ALL we ask or imagine according to the power that works within us (NASB)
So the sons of Jacob did as they were told. Joseph gave them wagons, as Pharaoh had commanded and he supplied them with provisions for the journey. Genesis 45:21 (NLT)
In the midst of their famine, Joseph brother’s came with one expectation food.
What they received:
- Restoration of relationships
- Provision beyond just their short-term needs
How often are we consumed with one thing that is troubling us? Forgetting that God is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine. What are you expecting to show up on your journey today more problems or God provisions? Even in the midst of less than ideal circumstances if we train our eyes to look, we can still see evidence of his faithful provision on our journey.
Dear God, thank you for this beautiful reminder in your word that you are God that makes provision for our journey in life. Our days are no surprise to you. Thank you that according to Psalm 37:23 you direct our steps and delight in every detail of our lives. In Jesus name, Amen.
Happy travelling friends,