January 23, 2018 Genesis 41,42; John 13:31-14:14

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Steadfast Devotion | Kim Chipman

S~  “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.” Genesis 41:16 (NIV)

O~ I love the story of Joseph. I remember the church we attended the first time I really learned his story. They did a sermon series about him and I was captivated by the story. I hung on every word. I spent most of those sermons in a mother’s room nursing my now 16 year old over 6 foot man child.

Sometimes life is not fair and it’s easy to get stuck in that. Joseph didn’t. Even when it was unfair for YEARS. Decades even. He remained focused on You and serving You no matter what his circumstances. Devoted to You. He did not steal one ounce of Your glory but gave it all to You.

A~ I’m still as inspired by Joseph’s life today as I was 16 years ago. Circumstances don’t really matter (or shouldn’t). I want to be steadfast like Joseph was, even when life is terribly unfair. Every opportunity I get I want to give You all the glory. It is tempting at times to take some of the credit, but in my heart I know it’s all Yours.

P~ Lord, help me to be more like Joseph. Help me to have steadfast devotion. Keep me humble. I love You!

Love One Another | Kimi Miller

S~ Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.  John 13:35 (NLT)

O~ This is the new commandment Jesus gave to His disciples – to love one another, just as he has loved them.  This commandment is the one that we as believers are to follow.

A~ When we love one another, when we model Christ’s love, the world looks upon us and sees something different.  To love as Christ loves means that we love unselfishly.  It means that we follow a 100/0 principle – we love 100% without expecting anything from the other person.  We love because we are loved.  This is selfless love.  We love because He commands us to do so, but we are able to do so because of the love He has demonstrated for us.

P~ Dear Jesus, Thank you.  Thank you. Thank you. I love you.

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