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Powered by 4 - September 21, 2011

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Wednesday, September 21

Reinforcement Needed

today's reading.
Genesis 48    After this, Joseph was told, "Behold, your father is ill." So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim...

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Jacob and Joseph have some personal time together in Genesis 48:1-22. Jacob is very near the end of his life and he asks to see Joseph and his two sons. When Joseph arrives, Jacob looks back on his life and recalls all that God has done, not only for him and his family, but also for Abraham and Isaac. He then reminds and encourages Joseph that God will be with him (vs. 21).

Now Joseph was strong in the Lord. As we've read through his story here in Genesis, I can't recall once where he got off course in his walk. Even so, Jacob encourages Joseph and reinforces his trust and faith in God. This was a good reminder to me about how much I/we need other Christians. Everyone, even those people who appear to be strong, on fire and committed to the Lord, needs Christian encouragement and reinforcement.

So where, or from whom, do get your reinforcement? Who can you be an encouragement and reinforcement for this week? How will you go about this important task? Tami W.

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