While I’m Waiting
BIG Week Two
January 21, 2018
Scripture: Genesis 39 – 41 (NLT)
Joseph Finds Favor with Potiphar – Genesis 39:2-6
2The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master. 3 Potiphar noticed this and realized that the Lord was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did. 4 This pleased Potiphar, so he soon made Joseph his personal attendant. He put him in charge of his entire household and everything he owned. 5 From the day Joseph was put in charge of his master’s household and property, the Lord began to bless Potiphar’s household for Joseph’s sake. All his household affairs ran smoothly, and his crops and livestock flourished.
Joseph Gets Set Up – Genesis 39:19-22
19 Potiphar was furious when he heard his wife’s story about how Joseph had treated her. 20 So he took Joseph and threw him into the prison where the king’s prisoners were held, and there he remained. 21 But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden. 22 Before long, the warden put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison.
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream – Genesis 41:37-40
37 Joseph’s suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials. 38 So Pharaoh asked his officials, “Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?” 39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are. 40 You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I, sitting on my throne, will have a rank higher than yours.
Joseph’s Prophecy Becomes a Reality – Genesis 41:47, 50-52
47 As predicted, for seven years the land produced bumper crops… . 50 During this time, before the first of the famine years, two sons were born to Joseph and his wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On. 51 Joseph named his older son Manasseh, for he said, “God has made me forget all my troubles and everyone in my father’s family.” 52 Joseph named his second son Ephraim,for he said, “God has made me fruitful in this land of my grief.”
- A wonder or marvel that defies
It surpasses all known human or natural powers. 2. Divine intervention on my behalf to bring about something that we are unable to manifest without help.
God continued to provide miracle after miracle in Joseph’s life.
The presence of miracles does not always mean that
Sometimes the miracles are there but they are not
If you want a miracle in your life, be
in its unfolding.
The more gratitude you feel and express … the more things you find to be grateful for … the more you’ll receive to be grateful for When you live in a state of gratitude, people and opportunities and blessings miraculously show up in your life.
- Stop using “I don’t know what to do” as an excuse to do
When you take a positive step in your life …
positive step … a way forward will appear. And don’t be surprised if the positive step you take leads to something that’s completely unrelated to the action you took.
Positive action nets positive rewards. The more positive action you take, the more you’re rewarded.
- Step out of your
Einstein said, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”
Miracles are not beyond your grasp, but you may need to extend your reach to receive the miracles you’ve been longing for.
- Help others receive the miracles they’re praying for.
God often uses others to provide a miracle. You might be the one He will use.
As an added bonus, when you do these things to help others experience their miracles, you get to experience the pure bliss of being a giver. That’s a pretty miraculous gift to give yourself!
James 5:16b – The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
If God is directing you – follow Him.
When the miracle comes – It is not luck, it is not a coincidence, it is not you.
! Give Him the credit.