#BoldMoves Week 6 - What if I miss it? @ImageChurch Dumfries, VA
- Genesis 48:11 (ESV)
- Genesis 48:12 (ESV)
- Genesis 48:21 (ESV)
- Genesis 48:22 (ESV)
- Hebrews 11:13 (ESV)
- Hebrews 11:21 (ESV)
We all face crossroads at different and multiple times in our lives, and we have to either raise to or fold under the the pressure of "missing it"
This chapter in Hebrews is known as the Hall of Fame of OT people. Yet the author took this moment in Jacob's great life to highlight.
Over all the hardships that Joseph had gone through, He remained faithful and true to God. "What you have meant for evil, God has meant for good." Joseph could see the hand of God through his past and know He would move in the future.
Joseph had his fair share of scars, more than most of us could imagine or endure, and it says that he remained faithful to God. His father, Jacob, gets to see the son that he thought was dead.
The author of Hebrews brings this moment to light in Jacob's life. cf Genesis 48
Jacob realizes that the place and circumstances he finds himself in, he could see what really mattered: people, family. Jacob will never see his "promised land" ever again, but he will be found faithful to the Promised One, Jesus.
The world comes to us here in DC, if we could change our thinking from "someone else" forced me to come here, to "God brought me" to this area to reach people.
Joseph considered it a greater privilege to be a son of Jacob than to preside over a hundred kingdoms. -John Calvin. We learn a great lesson in Joseph, that even as adults we should honor our parents. We do what is faithful, no matter what.
Fathers, do you have a vision for your family? If you do, you cannot just have it on paper or in your head, it's called mission.
It was OK to Jacob that he would never see his vision for his family fulfilled, because he had done something about it: invested into his family! Genesis 48:21-22
NEVER retire from being faithful and obedient. Hebrews 11:21 No matter our circumstances that we are going through or have walked through, be faithful to God. Your life may not have turned out the way that you planned, be faithful to God. God is always perfectly faithful.
Sometimes we need to change our mindset, from dwelling on how horrible our situation is to realizing that there are MANY people around us that need Jesus.
Our "main course" to accomplish before we can have the ultimate dessert of seeing Jesus return is to be on the mission that Jesus calls us to: reaching the lost.
Imagine this... if what we think we missed, is actually right in front of us.
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