Treasures of Goodness!
Verse for Today: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Genesis 41:57 – And all the countries came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the world.
Through the famine in Egypt and the surrounding countries, God proved to the world that only His man with His wisdom will be able to feed them. Joseph was that man for that time and he saved the world from extinct. He also saved his family about whom God had great plans to bless the whole world. Years later, a Son was to be born in Joseph’s family who would serve heavenly bread to all the spiritually hungry people. Today the world is enticing us to go to its Vanity Fair to meet our needs, but has only the lukewarm water and spurious bread which will make us perennially sick in our souls. Whatever that the world offers us will only increase our craving for more of it and plunge us into despair and dissatisfaction. Today we are asked to go to our Heavenly Joseph, our Lord Jesus Christ, to meet all our spiritual and emotional needs. His heavenly warehouse is full of God’s best resources for us to enjoy and be fully satisfied. Our Lord Jesus has opened the windows of heaven to give us all that we need and He is today inviting us to go to Him with all our requests. But we must go voluntarily and willingly with open hearts and arms so that He can fill us to overflowing. Only when we are aware of the extent of our depravity will we be able to go to Him. Only when we recognize that He is the only source for all our needs to be met will we be able to approach Him. He will not despise or rebuke anyone who goes to Him nor will He send us back empty. He will give us according to our inner needs which He knows better. He is interested in our spiritual and emotional health and will give us accordingly.
Dear friend, do you have spiritual and emotional needs which the world cannot meet? Is your spiritual emptiness causing physical hurt and creating social conflicts and distress in your soul? Are you tempted to knock at the doors of the world out of desperation? There is no need for you to wallow in your predicament, but recognize that the Heavenly Storehouse is opened for you. Our Great ‘Joseph’ is in charge and He is on a mission to meet your needs no matter what they are. If you are going through pain, He is your Balm of Gilead. If you are in distress, He is your rest. If you are experiencing anxiety, He is your peace and assurance. If you are hurt because of rejection and resentment, He welcomes you to His cool waters for refreshing. If you are crying because of difficult circumstances, He collects your tears in a bottle so that others can refresh in it. If you are spiritually and emotionally malnourished, He is your Heavenly Bread and Water of Life. If anger troubles you, He will give you patience. If you are confused, He is your sure path to climb God’s hills by faith. Today the doors to the Lord Jesus are open for you to enter and draw from His resources according to your needs. Open your mouth wide and He will fill it with His goodness and lead you to full satisfaction. Don’t stay where you are, but leap forward by faith and knock at the door of Jesus. He will certainly open it for you and meet your needs today and forevermore.
Psalms 34:10 – The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Thought for Today
The richness of the heavenly warehouse is the greatest rebuke to man for going spiritually and emotionally hungry.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Help me today to admit my desperation and knock at Your door with open arms and wide mouth for you to fill me with Your goodness. Amen!
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