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  • The man said, 'They have left here, for I heard them say, 'Let's go to Dothan.' ' Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan. They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him. They said to one another, 'Behold, this dreamer comes. Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams.' Genesis 37:17 WEB

    Joseph had it all. He was his father's favorite, God had given him dreams showing that he would be a ruler, his father had given him an ornate coat of many colors, and he was a wealthy prince. Yea Joseph's life should have been great, but his brothers were very jealous. Most of them wanted to kill him. Reuben tried to save him and got him thrown into an empty well. The only thing that stopped them from killing Joseph was his brother Judah who told them, 'after all he is our brother, our own flesh', so they compromised and sold him as a slave.

    Joseph was just a boy and he had no control over this. He was just doing what his father had told him. It was not his fault that bad things were done to him by others, even his loved ones, his immediate family. He was not at fault, and his father still loved him dearly. Joseph went from being a prince to a dark pit, to being a slave, to being falsely accused of attempted rape, then serving time in prison.

    Joseph's life went into a downward spiral. It was a very dark time for him, but his story does not end there. Eventually, Joseph became the ruler of Egypt, second only to Pharaoh himself, and all those dreams that God had given him, they came true.

    When people are abused as a child they often blame themselves. Things that happened to you when you were young, were not your fault. You had no control over that! So lay it down. Like Joseph, forgive, and in doing so you will free yourself as well. Do not let things that happened years ago, that you had no control over, drain your energy today. Your Father loves you and wants you to focus on your future, not your unchangeable past.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You that I am breathing today. Please help me follow the dreams that You have given me. Bring them back to my memory and inspire me. Make what is important to You, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! We will be continuing to the next chapter of our online Bible Study tomorrow morning, but for those who would like to catch up, here is the link to all of the chapters. You are welcome to start any time :)! Bible Study


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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Father...make what is important to you important to me! 

Amen!

Feb 10
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesbyedited: Feb 10

Thank God for this spiritual blog!

Feb 10
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: Feb 10

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You that I am breathing today. Please help me follow the dreams that You have given me. Bring them back to my memory and inspire me. Make what is important to You, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Yes Please <3 Thank you for giving me dreams to follow and nudging me when I get discouraged ;) Light the way and make it so easy to see that I can't mistake the path! Lead us to your abundant love and provisions as you always do, protect us from falling into frivolous temptations that lead us astray, and keep us safely under your grace and guidance.  ~Amen ~Amen~ Thank you Pastor <3 God bless

Feb 10
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

Feb 10
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! If I could only say one thing in this world, it would be that you can never change the past. The past is already gone, God is aware of your past. If He knows how many hairs are on your head, it seems logical He is aware of everything that happens. You can not change the past, you can do something about the future. Live in today! 

Feb 10
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is so true, Jim, amen!

Feb 10
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, thank you for your promise to never leave or forsake me during the past and as I face the unknown future. I love you Lord!

Feb 10
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

Feb 10
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you,Gods blessings to everyone. Amen 

Feb 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes, make what is important to You, important to me. Amen.

Feb 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Feb 10
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes amen

Feb 10
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for all Your love and blessings. Help us to always follow You and lead us where You want us to be. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional.

Feb 10
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

PRAISE God for his love   

Feb 10
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

My past does not define me, I am a new person in Christ. I am forever changed, not the same, and I need to only focus ahead to a glorious eternity with my King of Kings!

Feb 10
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Dreams and wishes, small or big as they seem to be, they are still my prayers.  Waiting patiently for the LORD for they will all be answered according to your GRACES LORD, all in your purpose and will in our lives GOD.  We praise and thank you LORD GOD FATHER ALMIGHTY in JESUS CHRIST NAME WE PRAY.  LORD JESUS we believe.  LORD JESUS we trust in you, LORD JESUS WE LOVE YOU.

Feb 10
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes, Lord, thank you for You have done.  Incredible!!

Feb 10
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen Lord Jesus! The past is behind us, looking to the future and what the Lord has planned for my life! May His will be done!

Feb 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 10
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You that I am breathing today. Please help me follow the dreams that You have given me. Bring them back to my memory and inspire me. Make what is important to You, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion. :-)

Feb 10
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

AMEN !  :)

Feb 10
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Heavenly Father I thank You that I am breathing today. Please help me follow the dreams that You have given me. Bring them back to my memory and inspire me. Make what is important to You, important to me. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

Feb 11
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Debbie Jansen
Debbie Jansen

Thank you Pastor for this devotional!

Feb 11
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

Feb 11
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Ken Zahirniak
Ken Zahirniak

Amen!

 

Feb 14