knowing you

Knowing God

So hubby and I fell out two nights ago.

I basically accused him of a character flaw indirectly when I misinterpreted a situation. Funnily enough, I knew he did not have this flaw….quite the opposite, in fact. To be honest, I often made boast of this particular wonderful character trait of his.

So why did the falling out take place?

I took a conversation of his out of the context of the person I was dealing with. I didn’t ask myself, “Is this who he is? Is this how he thinks?” Had I asked myself these questions, I would have been able to tell myself the truth – that the conversation did not mean what I suggested it did – and I would not have hurt the man I love. Read more →

palace

Joseph’s Story

Chapter 37 of the book of Genesis begins Joseph’s story. After reading his story, here are lessons I learned.

Joseph’s attitude to work
Joseph prospered even while in captivity. [Origin of the word ‘prosper’: Late Middle English: from Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperare, from prosperus ‘doing well’.] Joseph did well regardless of his circumstances. He didn’t do his work in bitterness of heart but rather with diligence, regardless of his circumstances.

“Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ (the Messiah).” (Colossians 3:23-24, AMPC). Read more →