Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Suggested Reading: Genesis 40-41:37

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Once standing, this 60 foot high colossal statue of Ramses II, carved from limestone, now lays on the ground in a pavilion for display. This statue once adorned the great temple of Ptah in Memphis, Egypt. Ramses the Great ruled for more than 60 years (circa 1279 to 1213 B.C.)

GOOGLE MAPS – See where Reynold took the photo – Click HERE.


Key Verse: Genesis 40:8

And they said to him, “We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.” So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.”

Joseph had a living and daily relationship with God. Therefore, no matter what happened to him or where he found himself, he always had the consciousness of God’s enabling presence. When the butler and baker told him of their troubling dreams, he was able to say with confidence that God would reveal His message to these imprisoned servants of Pharoah. “The Spirit of God” lived in Joseph. The two gifts of the Holy Spirit exercised by Joseph were, “the word of wisdom,” and “the word of knowledge.” Check out 1 Corinthians 12:1-8. These gifts were not just for the Church in Corinth, Greece, but for all people of all time who faithfully serve the God of Abraham and who “pursue love and desire spiritual gifts” (1 Cor. 14:1).


Lord God, I believe Your Spirit lives in me. Please reveal to me Your thoughts so that I may respond with wisdom and knowledge for others as well as myself. As I read and think Your thoughts as expressed in Your Word, may I be given the grace to express those thoughts when the opportunity presents itself, particularly in winning precious people to Christ. Amen!


In preparation for this blog, I spend approximately half an hour reading the Word and meditating upon the thoughts expressed therein. Then I match that time in prayer and praise to God. A daily request is for “wisdom.” In James 1:5 it says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” I ask in faith without doubting and I know I receive from Him. However, the day before yesterday at a time of some frustration, I attempted to correct a grandson in front of others. That was not wise. I must contact him as soon as I can reach him and ask forgivness, not for the correction, but for a lack of wisdom in not doing this privately, just between the two of us. This blog is challenging me. The Holy Spirit is still giving gifts of “wisdom.” I need all the help I can get.

Yours, praying for “Wisdom” for myself and for you also,


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13 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  1. Psalm 111:10 (NLT) “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!” Like Joseph of old, we too have the opportunity daily to grow in wisdom and knowledge through our relationship with the Lord. May we receive the wisdom to practice reverence before the Lord and to pray for greater obedience. We gain wisdom through the practice of faith, prayer, reading and studying our bible, and spending time with our Lord quietly listening. Our foundation is Jesus Christ, there is no greater wisdom in the world than in Him. As the Psalmist says, Praise him forever!

  2. I thank you for your blog today as it has spoken deep within my heart. My wife and I everyday at breakfast pray for wisdom, knowledge, health and strength not only for ourselves but for our children and grandchildren.
    There are times I fail not to use wise judgement but praise God through his presents within and through daily reading of his word, God draws me back to depend on him for correction.
    He has not failed.
    Keep your blogs coming as they give me strength ever day.

  3. Thank you David…yes asking for forgivnes when we need to ..i remember very well my Dad doing the same…wow..i thought as a dad just asked me to forgive him…stayed with me till this very day..that he was human and made mistakes but asked for forgivness from his child..a lesson learned well..that i too have had to do the we journey..thanks for your heart in these precious matters of life ( ask and it shall be given) more than we want to receive the Lord wants to give us…too awesome for human words.. a call from Pastor Paul last night from crossroads..prayed a powerful prayer over me for very grateful for 100 Huntley St…thank you Jesus…Blessings David as we journey heading home…Joyful in Hope, Patient in Trials, & Faithful in Prayer, ( Roman 12.12 )

  4. So appreciate your blog David, thank you.
    When reading about Joseph I was drawn and encourage by the fact that he must have been continually in a conversation with His heavenly Father, and it didn’t seem to matter in what situation he found himself in.
    What an example for us!
    Blessings to you and yours!

  5. We have wonderful opportunities to influence our grandchildren, and what a treasure to have a happy grampa. Experience works best using the fruits of the Spirit allowing us to overcome all frustrations. (Galatians 5: 22,23.) We do not have a spirit of fear. Success in life comes from A joyous (joy of the Lord) inner core and arises from awareness of God within. Success equals happiness. “Rejoice!” “Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!-Psalm 144:15 Everything else in icing on the cake.

  6. As Christians we are always encourage to forgive others; today we learn it is equally as important to ask for forgiveness when we know we have wrong others. I have on a number of occasions needed to ask a child for fogiveness, it is truly one of life’s most humbling of experiences, but in those moments we experience a better understanding of the attitude God response to, a sincerely contrite heart. So yes, lets us continue to forgive, but remember to seek forgiveness too.

  7. David, I am grateful that we have a Lord who is Loving, Compassionate, Understanding and abound in Grace. Our wisdom gained through him is a never ending process. I am more than certain that the amount of wisdom that one man can attain in his lifetime would not even come close to what is possible to attain. For if it were possible then we would not need God. Your humbling acknowledgement about correcting your grandson in front of others, i’m more than certain will be a wonderful gift to your Grandson. I believe he will Forgive you wholly and come to appreciate you more than you can imagine. Young children as they mature and grow need that…Colossians 3:12-21. What’s also wonderful is that no matter what growing pains and trials we go through as long as we walk with him we have overcome…John 16:32-33… God Bless you David. Your Blog and your family are in my prayers.

  8. I enjoy your daily verses. I am a widow of 8 years and very downhearted. Your program helps me to get out of this depression.

    I am all alone and I need to find a friend.
    Thank you for listening.

    Judy Francis

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