Today’s reading: Genesis 39 – 40:23; Ps. 10:1-11; Prov. 4:1-6; Matthew 13:31-58
And the Lord is with us
Want to know the secret to success in this life? It’s a prized desire for all of us to achieve success. Healthy relationships, profitable endeavor through employment, healthy families, and being a productive member of society. The key to success is being a good steward of our faith, obedience, and relationship with our Heavenly Father.
No matter the circumstances we may face, the prized possession is our faith in God. Through our own trust in Him, we are blessed as He is with us. This illuminates outward to others. As God finds favor in us, others may also find favor with us as well. We gain the confidence and trust from those around us. Despite our circumstances, our adversity, we are lifted up out of those ashes to prosper.
Others may suffer and complain where they are in their life. Look on to our favor with contempt and jealousy. Despite their resentment toward us, we are still gathered into Grace and Truth and prosper. Through God’s grace, we are renewed, encouraged, and empowered to become better people. Our stewardship is a result of our faithfulness, wisdom and insights from our daily counsel with God, and the compassion and generosity we show toward others.