The Waiting Abundance!
Verse for Today: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Genesis 42:1 – When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you keep looking at each other?
When Jacob and his family were in utter poverty in Canaan, his beloved son Joseph was the custodian of all the grain that the whole starving world needed. Jacob had no idea that he was prompting his elder sons to go to the very Joseph they sold for twenty pieces of silver about 20 years ago. But the God of Jacob who led him all the way to Hebron already prepared a way to sustain Jacob and his children so that the lineage to the Messiah would be kept going for God to bless the whole world through Jesus Christ. It took Jacob and his elder sons time to realize that their God had already gone before them in time and prepared their sustenance. Had Joseph not gone before them, there would not have been any storehouse for them to draw upon. Pharaoh would not have known the need for storing up all the grains for the days of the upcoming famine. So God sent Joseph ahead of them to sustain them, but that in no way vindicate them from their crime of ill-treating Joseph and selling him as a slave to Egypt. It is sad that when his beloved son is the custodian of all the food in Egypt, Jacob and his family had to go through starvation. Jacob knew about the availability of good in Egypt, but had no idea about Joseph because he thought Joseph was dead and gone. Joseph was the fruitful wine in the family of Jacob to grant fruit at the right time to give livelihood to his family. But Jacob and his family had to go to him asking for food. They thought they had to pay for the food, but Joseph filled their sacks and gave them their money back. They only asked for food for money, but he gave them a feast and extended amazing hospitality. His brothers came to him bowing down with their faces down, but he took them to his dining hall and made them seated with him to share from his meal. He gave them beyond their imagination which made them look at each other in astonishment. When we go to our heavenly Joseph asking, seeking and knocking, He treats us to our amazement and makes us seated with Him in His banquet hall to enjoy all the blessings of the heavenly places. Our Joseph is alive and He is the King of kings and Lord of lords to give us all that we need beyond our expectation and according to His measure to satisfy our every need.
Dear reader, are you struggling to meet your basic needs in life? Is there a dearth of spiritual, emotional and physical resources to meet your daily needs? You don’t need to starve and experience hardship because your Lord is the owner of all the resources in Heaven which are kept for you to draw upon. The heavenly warehouse is full of the riches of God which are your inheritance. It is all yours to appropriate because you are made a child of the Heavenly Father through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. But you need to go to Him, confess your nothingness, fall prostrate and worship Him and thus give yourself to Him. He will then show you the windows of heaven which are open for you to go and feel free to draw from all the reservoirs of heavenly resources. There is enough for all of God’s children to meet all their needs. If we knock at the door in the name of Jesus, it will be opened for us. We don’t need to pay anything except ourselves to draw from God’s warehouse of blessings. Today let us go to the Lord and live with Him in His sanctuary to devour on all the blessings He has prepared for us and lead a life of full satisfaction. But if we still live far away from His presence and keep looking at each other and at the sources of the world, we would continue to deprive ourselves of all that our Lord wants to give us today.
Psalms 36:8 – They feast in the abundance of Your house; You gave them drink from Your River of delights.
Thought for Today
The children of the King of Heaven must have awareness about His abundance and live to draw from it to their brim.
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