Good morning! Thank you for joining me as we continue to read reposts from Hebrews chapter eleven (the faith chapter). In these verses we will read about a family who endured betrayal and other obstacles, yet the patriarch of the family did not lose his faith in the promises of God.
“It was by faith that Isaac promised blessings for the future to his sons, Jacob and Esau. It was by faith that Jacob, when he was old and dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons and bowed in worship as he leaned on his staff. It was by faith that Joseph, when he was about to die, said confidently that the people of Israel would leave Egypt. He even commanded them to take his bones with them when they left.” Hebrews 11:20-22 NLT
This family had faith that was shared throughout generations. Three generations are listed, but the fact that Joseph’s bones were taken out of Egypt signifies generations after also believed in God’s promise.
Now, please understand this family was far from perfect. They had a history of deception, betrayal and pain, but God was faithful. (This family’s story is written in the book of Genesis)
Brothers and sisters, I don’t know your life story. I don’t know the things that have transpired in your past, but I can guarantee you that God didn’t bring you this far to keep you trapped where you came from. God wants to do something new in you. He wants to do something new in your family. Will you allow God to begin healing you? Will you trust Him to rewrite your faith story and fulfill His promises?
As we seek God and trust his promises, let’s not forget to share our faith with our family members. Don’t forget to share the promises of God with your children, spouse, nieces/nephews, cousins, aunts/uncles, or siblings.
When you leave this earth make sure your family has a biblical foundation to stand on and believe in?
My challenge to you today:
- Ask God to come into your heart and begin to heal brokenness from your past.
- Start praying for and over those family members who have lost their way and are still hurting or hung up from past situations.
- Keep praying for them to turn/return to the Lord and watch the Lord work.
Father God, thank you for the example of faith through generations. Thank you for being perfect even when we are not. Lord help us to live a life that is pleasing to you. Help us to be bold in our faith and in our prayers. Transform us to look more like you each day. Guide our thoughts and shift our minds to remain focused on you. Shield us from the arrows of our enemies and give us peace as we follow you. In Jesus name, Amen!
Keep seeking! Keep trusting! Keep praying!
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