It’s Week 1 of our challenge to choose our favorite verses from each book from the Bible, so naturally, we’re in Genesis. Genesis is a hard one for me, because there are a lot of amazing verses. I could pull from the lives of Noah, Joseph, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob… The list is endless.
Three years ago, I chose Genesis 15:1b–“Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; your reward shall be very great.”
This go-round, something in Joseph’s story grabbed me. Genesis 45: 8a in the NAS says, “Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God.” Wow. As someone who moves more than a lot, this is amazing. God has each move in the palm of His hand. Each place I go has been prepared for me. But here’s the thing… I can’t go in there and be idle. Everywhere I go, God has something for me to do. Joseph wasn’t idle in Potiphar’s house, or in prison, or in Pharoah’s palace. He worked. He matured in God. He stepped up a God-ordained ladder until he took a great part in saving a nation.
And this doesn’t just apply to life-altering moves, either. Ask yourself: Why am I sitting at this stop light? Why did I go to the post office today? Why did I get stuck in that traffic jam and now I’m behind schedule? Because folks, every single place you are in your day is a place and time God has allowed you to be.
What does He want you to do there?
Now it’s your turn! In the comments, share your favorite verse from Genesis. Some of you have said you’re going to blog this along with me. If you’re one of those people, throw a link down there in the comments and link back to this. Let’s see what we can learn from each other? Ready? Go!