When I See Your Face

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It’s quite amazing, isn’t it, how our kids are so much like us – in both looks and personality. And this is how God designed it to be. The parent and child look at each other and find resemblance and assurance: I am like you. You are mine. We belong together. (I’ve heard that every child supposedly looks like daddy when he/she is are born. This assures daddy: This kid is surely mine.)
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Prosper In Times Of Famine

Prosper In Times Of Famine

“So with SEVERE FAMINE EVERYWHERE, Joseph opened up the STOREHOUSES and distributed grain to the Egyptians…and people from all around came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph because the famine was severe throughout the world.” Gen 41:56-57
I love how God revealed to Joseph what would happen in the future, so that they could RESPOND and PREPARE and not suffer lack during the famine. – God reveals future incidents to us too, so that we can pray and be part of the solution.
Most of all I love how this reveals Jesus as our Heavenly Joseph. He has been put in charge. The work is completed, all we need is stored in Him. “COME, receive freely and abundantly,” He says.
I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. John 6:35

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Rachel was about to die while giving birth, but with her last breath she named the baby Ben-oni – which means “SON OF MY SORROW”. 
The baby’s father, however, called him Benjamin – which means “SON OF MY RIGHT HAND”. (Gen 35:17-18 NLT)
Wow, through these two names, we see Jesus on the cross.
Isaiah 53
v1: “To whom has the Lord revealed His Powerful Arm?” (= HIS RIGHT HAND, Jesus)

v3-5: He was despised and rejected – A MAN OF SORROWS, acquainted with deepest grief… He was pierced for OUR rebellion, crushed for OUR sins. He was beaten so WE could be WHOLE. He was whipped so WE could be HEALED.

Waiting


 
I’m reading about Noah and the ark. 
 
“Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.” Genesis 8:4 NKJV
And as I continue reading: 
 
The boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat
—> 2 ½ months later, as the waters continued to go down
—> After another 40 days
—-> After waiting another 7 days
—> He waited another 7 days
—> 2 more months went by
—> At last the earth was dry!
Noah (which means ‘Rest’) was right where he was supposed to be.
Yet there was such a long wait involved!
Are you waiting, too?
‘The wait’ is like ‘sit still and see Him work.’
We might as well enjoy the wait, enjoy ‘the now’,
and start preparing with expectancy for what we know lies ahead.
He Who promised is faithful.