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From Pit to Palace
Genesis 37:23-24……………….. Joseph was cast into a well like pit
When Joseph's brothers threw him in the pit to die, God had other plans. Scripture says that even though Joseph was sold as a slave, he did not have a slave mentality. He still believed he could do great things. Ultimately, he ended up second in command to Pharaoh, the ruler over all Egypt. How did Joseph get from the pit to the palace? It was by remaining positive, refusing to be bitter, being confident, and trusting God.
Make up your mind right now to do something great for God. No matter where you started, you can have a great finish. If people have mistreated you, do not waste your time trying to get revenge – leave them in God's hands and trust Him to bring justice in your life.
The Stress –Free Life
Matthew 11:28…………… burdened and heavy laden…...I will give you rest…………..
Many people today are stressed out beyond anything a human being was ever meant to endure. Every person is very different, uniquely created by God's design. What is complicated for one may be simple for another. Do not compare yourself with other people. But when faced with a problem or difficult circumstance you must ask yourself, "What would Jesus have me do in this situation? How would He handle it?"
Jesus was not stressed out or burned out. He was not controlled by circumstances or the demands of other people. In John 14:6, Jesus said, "I am the Way." His way is the right way – the way that will lead you into righteousness, peace, and joy. Jesus prayed that His enjoyment would fill your soul, and it will when you learn to take His approach to life and its many different challenges.
John 3:18 …he who believes in Him……………there is no condemnation, no rejection
The Holy Spirit works to convict you of sin and convince you of righteousness (see John 16:7-11). His conviction is intended to convince you to repent, which means to turn around and go in the right direction.
It is normal to feel guilty when you are initially convicted of sin; but to keep feeling guilty after you have repented is not healthy, nor is it God's will. Conviction is entirely different from condemnation. Condemnation presses you down and puts you under a burden of guilt, but conviction is meant to lift you out of something, to help you move up higher in God's plan for your life. If you are suffering under a burden of condemnation, lay your guilt before the throne of God tonight and receive His forgiveness and mercy.
From: Johnson, Robin <Robin_Johnson@rge.com>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 9:39 AM