Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Genesis

Genesis

Good day!

For those of you who have not read about my “Read the Bible in a Year” project, I will continue to post the details for those who have “stepped into” my blog for the first time:)

My church is using the app READ SCRIPTURE. It comes with great tools and videos that introduce each book as you go. You can find it HERE      

I highly recommend it!

We are getting close to the end of the Book of Genesis.

You have probably read/heard the story of Joseph and his beautiful coat. I can’t help thinking that as wicked as his brothers became, I’ll bet that many of us can relate to the feelings of jealousy they had. Dad clearly had favorites…especially Joseph. His brothers were not only feeling jealousy, but rejection and fear. Who hasn’t felt those?

When we act out of our emotions, we too, throw our brothers and sisters in a pit. 😔

So… things were’nt always peachy for the favored Joseph…and although he suffered many obstacles and trials, the Lord had a plan to use every step…for the good of Joseph, his family and the nation. Joseph was confident in his faith and did not lose hope because he knew His God to be good and faithful.

God provided exactly what Joseph needed every step of the way…even when it looked like all hope was lost.

Much like his coat, each separate color, became one, when the tailor weaved them together. It may not have looked like a beautiful coat, as the fabric sat in pile waiting to be sewn. The finished product would be hard for most to imagine…so we find it hard to grasp until it is finished. That is the thing about faith. We have to trust first….that the pile we feel under will be used for something more…something we cannot yet see…something for our good.

Joseph’s life is a great encouragement for us as we face obstacles in our life! Keep moving forward in the direction God is calling you to go and he will be faithful to provide exactly what you need. Even if you can’t “imagine” it.

 

 

Click on the image above for the pdf

Dreams can come true ❤️

 

Xo,

 

 

 

 



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