Today’s exhortation – enjoy each moment
I believe sometimes we worry so much or are so riddled with guilt and anxiety that we fail to see God’s grace and what He’s doing in our lives. If there’s anything we can take from Joseph’s story, it is that we must enjoy each moment as it comes because God has a divine plan for our lives and will work out everything together for our good. The worry, fear, guilt, anxiety etc rob us of today’s blessings and joy. For instance, Joseph gave his brothers money back to them and gave them extra food, but their fear and guilt robbed them of enjoying this wonderful gift. The bible says when they found the money in their bags, Their hearts sank and they turned to each other trembling and said, “What is this that God has done to us?”” (Genesis 42:28).
That’s us sometimes, we’re so afraid of what someone said or did that we miss out on the wonderful gifts of God. Let’s enjoy each moment as it comes because many would love to see today but don’t have this gift. As David said, “The LORD will perfect that which concerns me.” (Psalms 138:8). He’s the same God and will do the same for us. He will perfect that which concerns us. He Himself tells us expressly, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). Let’s relax, slow down and our weekend, God’s in control. Amen