Thinking about NVCC 10/27/2013

We have been studying the life of Joseph. He shared a sense of destiny with his brothers and it got him stripped, a pit and a free camel ride to Egypt. In Egypt he was morally pure, but it landed him in jail after he again lost his clothes. He probably thought, “Wait a minute this nightmare was not in my dreams.”

What is the Christian to make of this? We all have our inspirations which we say are the call of God. We respond like Isaiah and say, “Here am I! Send me” (6:8). However, we can’t be sent until God has made us like Christ; broken bread and poured out wine, and God uses something we never considered to do the job.

God is with the Christian wherever they are, in all our circumstances. We therefore are to be diligent in what God has us do. Oswald Chambers said, “Stay right with God and let him do as he likes, and we will find that he is producing in us the kind of bread and wine that will benefit his other children”

Bread and wine,



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