DAY 15- COMMANDING THE MONTH OF JANUARY: TOPIC: FAITH EXPRESSION
Tuesday, January 15
TOPIC: FAITH EXPRESSION
“Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.” Genesis 41:14
When Pharaoh sent for Joseph, he first went for a clean shave and changed his clothes before honoring the invitation. What he did was both a step in wisdom as well as a demonstration of faith.
It was wisdom because it would have been offensive to the king’s sensibility to appear before him disheveled. He had been in prison for some time, and courtesy demanded that he should repackage himself for that one in a lifetime appearance. It was a demonstration of faith because he was going to be done with the prison garment.
It was more like dressing to reflect where he hoped to be rather than where he was coming from.
A leper was reported in the first chapter of the book of Mark. He begged Jesus for cleansing.
Jesus told him to go and show himself to the priest, taking with him the things stipulated by Moses as necessary rituals to establish those who had been cleansed. Jesus simply taught the man to act in faith, to do the things he would have done if he had been cleansed truly. Let both your words and actions point in the direction of where you will rather want to be this year. God will honor your faith even if it is expressed in baby steps.
FURTHER STUDY: LUKE 5:17-26
PRAYER: Spirit of the Lord, cause faith to arise within me; and let exploits follow me this year.
Bible Reading Plan Genesis 31-32 Matthew 10:24-42
It is Our year of Shining Brighter and brighter (Prob 4:18).
I stand on the altar of the Highest God as His Oracle and I decree and declare, that every chapter closed by men against you shall be re-opened in your favor, those who gather to frustrate your vision shall beg to be part of your celebration.
The Lord God shall give you a new name and identity that will bury all the ugly stories associated with your background. The amazing grace of God that made Jabez more honorable than his brethren shall distinguish you amongst men.
All areas where money may disgrace you, the mercy of God shall raise men of influence in your favor in Jesus’ mighty name.
Born to shine and have a wonderful day my valued One.