Last time we learned that Pharoah’s butler and baker were thrown into prison and put under Joseph’s care. He’s the exact person they need right now because they both have disturbing dreams on the same night. And if there’s anyone who’s a dream specialist, that would be Joseph.
Here’s what happens today.
Genesis 40:5-8 / Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 And they both dreamed a dream in the same night, each man according to [the personal significance of] the interpretation of his dream—the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison.
6 When Joseph came to them in the morning and looked at them, he saw that they were sad and depressed.
7 So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were in custody with him in his master’s house, Why do you look so dejected and sad today?
8 And they said to him, We have dreamed dreams, and there is no one to interpret them. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me [your dreams], I pray you.
I love watching how the pieces of Joseph’s life are woven together into a beautiful story. It’s especially enjoyable since I already know the outcome!
But Joseph didn’t have that privilege. He was having to live through it a day at a time . . . just like we live our story.
In my life right now, I’m watching some pieces start to move together that are very exciting. However, a couple of months ago, it was not as exciting. In fact, some days it was more than a little scary.
Sometimes I find it easy to trust and sometimes I find myself doubting. I firmly believe God can do ANYTHING! It’s just that I don’t know exactly WHAT He’s going to do and WHEN He’s going to do it.
I think Joseph had to feel some of the same feelings you and I have felt at times. We believe God is going to come through . . . we’re just not sure HOW and WHEN . . . and we’re not sure what we should do in the meantime.
Today we find Joseph still being faithful. Still serving whoever is in his path. Still using his God-given gifts to help others.
Hmmm. Maybe that’s what we should do “in the meantime.”
Here are the truths I found:
1. No matter where we find ourselves, there are opportunities to use our gifts and talents.
2. We need to use our gifts and talents to serve whoever around us needs help, no matter where we are or who they are.
3. We always needs to give God credit for the gifts He’s given us.
4. We never know who is going to be a “connector” for us, so we need to do our best work in every opportunity we’re given.
– In what situation am I surprised to find myself?
– How can I use my gifts and talents there?
– Who have I met who needs my gifts/talents?
– How can I give God credit for how He uses me?
– What “connectors” has God brought into my life?
– How have I been able to share my gifts/talents with them?