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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Now the men were frightened when they were taken to his house. They thought, “We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks the first time. He wants to attack us and overpower us and seize us as slaves and take our donkeys.”
This is the story of Joseph’s brothers returning with their little brother Benjamin to Egypt. They had gone once before to buy food during a terrible famine and didn’t know their brother Joseph was running all of Egypt during the famine. In fact, they thought he was dead. When he met his brothers, he knew them, but they didn’t know him. He told them to bring their youngest brother back before he could help them in a large way. They did, and when they returned he sent them to his house to wait for him. While waiting for him there, they decided he would end up making them his slaves.
Now remember, Joseph sent them to his house with his chief steward to have lunch. But look at what they started thinking while they were waiting at his house for him. “He thinks we have stolen from him. He wants to attack and overpower us and turn us into slaves and take our donkeys.” Why is it that we people of Faith often let Fear take over and believe “The WORST That Could Happen?” Why is that? Why? I think it’s because we forget to rule our own thought life. The scripture says, “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5b). Are you taking your thoughts captive right now? Only you can answer that. Our thoughts must be made captive to the words of Jesus. I know with God’s help you can do it. Don’t fall prey to a mindset that focuses on “The WORST That Could Happen.”
This is the day that You have made. I’m making my thoughts believe and act on these words, “I will rejoice and be glad in it!” Amen