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It Is Not Me, But God In Me

Many people stand out as true Christians. I am not talking about people who look very religious, but those who we can noticeably see how much they love others and God. These are those who have a hunger for God’s Word, love to pray, seek God’s hand in their life, and also do as He says on a daily basis. This is not a struggle, for we live for the Lord because of our great love for Him. This love cannot be matched. If people come to us and ask us for help, we don’t come back to them and say we can do this on our own, but that we are able to through God in us. Joseph is an example of living his life for the Lord. He continued to tell people that he is capable of helping people by way of God. That is giving God glory for our actions, which is what a humble servant of God does. Read the following verses and see the type of person Joseph was when the Pharaoh asked him to interpret his dream. It is written, “and Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” (Genesis 41:15,16)

Joseph did interpret the Pharaoh’s dream by way of the hand of God in his life. The way he interpreted his dream was with much clarity and confidence from God. This was seen by the Pharaoh and others around Joseph as he spoke. His appearance must have lighted up the room as he spoke the truth of God to Pharoah. For this reason, the Pharaoh knew that the Holy Spirit was with him. It is written, “and Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.” (Genesis 41:38-40) What a time it was to be on earth when to have the Holy Spirit of God made you a ruler of Egypt. Surely, times have changed and we are living in a very dark world now. Therefore, to live for Christ is to light up the world with Jesus in us. All I ask of you now is to put your faith on full display. Not to be self-righteous, but to be righteous in God. We are made pure and holy as we look to the Lord on a daily basis. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will lead me in everything I do. The enemy is so crafty in his evil temptations, but denying those temptations and living for You is so much more valuable. Each time I say no to the devil, I feel so much better afterward. It is so good to know that You helped me resist the lust and covetousness that was put in my heart. I did not quench the Holy Spirit that is in me. Praise God. As Your people, we are Your light in this darkened world. Although this world is dark, we are capable of lighting it up because You are with us. Thank You, Lord. What I want in my life is more of You and less of me. I thirst for one thing and that is Your wisdom for me. I hunger for one thing and that is what You can do for me. Teach me, God, and show me things that I need to know and do in this life and the next. My treasures are in heaven and not on earth, which only fade away over time. But don’t do a work just in and through me, but in the life of my wife and my two daughters. Give them clean hands and a pure heart as You have done for me. Wash us through Your blood, Jesus. We look to You in faith and pray that You will lead us safely home to heaven as a family one day. I love You. Amen.

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