Go to Joseph and do what he tells you…(Genesis 41:55).
Friend, you have something inside of you through the risen Christ that is of greater worth than gold. Sometimes I forget that. Especially when it comes to sharing that treasure with others. There’s this voice that tries to keep my mouth silent. It makes me feel small and my faith insignificant. It keeps me from sharing about the light that lives inside of me.
In the life of Joseph God blessed his life in great abundance and because Joseph had what the people needed, the people flocked to him. Yes, they flocked to him. You and I have something that the people need as well. Truly, it is the love of God wrapped up in the person of Jesus Christ. It is the eternal message of the gospel, the good news that Jesus saves. This is the message we hold within our hearts as Christians that others need more than food or sleep. Truly, they will never be fed, nor will they ever be at rest without it.
I need to remind myself more of that. I need to keep telling myself that the message inside of me matters and it needs to be shared. When I look for opportunities to share it, God will open doors. He will grant me the blessing of speaking His name to others who are in need of His daily bread. Sometimes that message falls on ripe soil. At other times the soil isn’t quite ready yet. Whether I see the harvest of it or not, I have a part to play as I bring the greatest message ever told to a world that desperately needs to hear that Jesus saves.
Lord, grant me opportunities to share my faith with others. Help me to speak with courage for you. Jesus, use my life to tell others of your love, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.