Wigs Word of God Today 7-13-2013
Forgive and serve others in ways only God can direct.
But Joseph replied to them: “Do not fear. Can I take the place of God? Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good, to achieve this present end, the survival of many people. Genesis 50:19-20
No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. “Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Matthew 10:24, 26-28
Genesis 49:29-33; 50:15-24, Psalm 105 & Matthew 10:24-33
I awake today in South Georgia my dad eagerly by my side wanting to engage my thoughts in the midst of soaking in God’s Word. I have plans today to visit an old friend of my fathers over three hours away in Albany, Georgia today allowing two old friends to embrace after 40 years of absence. Forty years ago they would have spoken about cars, booze and women but today because of Face Book I know in my heart they’ll be speaking of God and His Only Son each having turned their life over to at different times in their existence but they have non-the-less professed their love of God’s Truth. Once loud obnoxious drunks they both now live a quiet retired life of God’s Providence praying in the own special ways living the effects of an early life of sin and in some cases a righteous life of Facing the Giants as I’ll explain during my podcast at the end.
Our study of Genesis today reminds me of Joseph’s final response to being treated wrongly as a child being shunned and punished by jealousy and pride seeking favor over harmony. As a child, I witnessed severe havoc at times from excessive selfish behaviors that hid pain from for years wanting not the alcohol that prevented a complete relationship with my father but a hidden desire to mask my confusion and sorrow in the pleasures of sex and drugs singing rock-n-roll hiding from responsibility. I like Joseph know I cannot change the past’s events but I can forgive and serve others in ways only God can direct. As I sit and write this morning, my father nervously picks up around me showing me this-or-that happily yet unknowingly distracting me “to achieve this present end.”
In my eyes, the represented end directs me to follow Christ’s own words of obedience shouting from the rooftops the joy of knowing God’s Truth serving not the hidden desires of the heart but the whispers from Christ in the darkness as I pray daily each early morning in the shadows glowing the Truth read in God’s Word. I pray today my father and his friend can enjoy the love of life by the love God gives us all to serve those in need of His faith, His hope and His love of charity. Forgiven and unafraid. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray LORD to forgive and to live in the darkness what we proclaim in the Light. Prayers for Ray Wood and Earl Wiggins reunion today. Novena prayers day four for Mimi. Novena prayers day six for Johhny my brother-in-law. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has our constant prayers. LORD from Psalm 31:6, 19-20 I chant- “Into your hands I commend my spirit; You will redeem me, LORD, God of Truth. Strike dumb their lying lips, which speak arrogantly against the righteous in contempt and scorn. How great is Your goodness, LORD, stored up for those who fear You.” In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
I am yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
Achieve Present End– In honor of my dad Earl Wiggins and Ray Wood
Lived in our past
Honor the Father
Live life unique
Children of needs
God is for good
Achieve present end
Teacher comes first
Author of Life
Master is better
Revealed in Light
Useless to conceal
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins July 13, 2013 @ 5:34 AM EST