The Next Dare to … Challenge Beings Monday July 15 – Have you signed up?
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July’s Monthly Challenge is: Dare to: PRAY. You can find all the details about what the 5-days will look like, from my introduction post last month: Up for a challenge by clicking here:
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Welcome to Week #13 of the Dreamers Series
If you missed a previous week you can find them by clicking on the pictures below:
We Are Family
It was the summer of 1979 and my family was camping with some of our cousins. We had made friends with kids from a neighboring campsite and we were exploring and on one of our adventures when what would become our theme song for the week came on the radio in a campsite nearby. “We are family, I’ve got all my sisters with me….” We danced around and sang at the top of our lungs, looking at each other in the eye as we sang. We are family!
The truth was, we weren’t all family, our skin tones could attest to it, but we wanted to be and felt like we were. Some of us only had that one week together, and we never see each other again. Others of us were family, with all the ups and downs that went with it. We couldn’t escape being family.
Joseph and his brothers couldn’t escape being family either. They were stuck with each other, for better or for worse. Joseph even reminded them that all they did to him was part of God’s bigger plan to save their family line.
God sent me here ahead of you to makes sure you and your families survive this terrible ordeal and have a remnant left of earth (Genesis 45:7 The Voice).
Joseph longed to see his entire family reunited even in spite of all the pain they caused him. He was about to have his dream come true and so was his father Jacob. When the brothers returned to their father with news that Joseph was alive and well in Egypt, Jacob was stunned. Upon hearing all about his favored son, he determined to go see him before he died so he set out for Egypt.
I think there must have been some hesitation and fear in Jacob about leaving his land, because when he came to Beersheba, he made sacrifices and the Lord spoke to him in a vision during the night (Gen 46:2)
I am the True God, the God of your father. Don’t be afraid to go down to Egypt and leave the land I promised you, for I am going to make you into a great nation there. I will go down with you to Egypt, and one day I will be the One to bring you back again. And something else—Joseph’s own hands will be the ones to close your eyes at the time of your death (Genesis 46:3-4 The Voice).
I can only imagine the excitement and hurry he must have felt but also relief. Jacob was living in the promise land – the land God lead his ancestor too and the land that had been passed down through generations. Can you imagine leaving a place that had been in your family for generations? However, God in His faithfulness has a plan and brings Jacob to a place of peace regarding leaving. Sometimes we may have to leave a place of promise to receive the fullness of the promise.
Sometimes we have to leave a place of #promise to receive the fullness of the promise. Click To Tweet
When Joseph first saw his brothers, he would not have been singing this song, but after their interactions and his family was reunited, I can image him dancing and singing as he went to see Pharaoh.
We are family, I’ve got all my brothers with me!
So Joseph went to Pharaoh.
Joseph (to Pharaoh): My father and brothers have arrived from the land of Canaan with their flocks and herds and the rest of their belongings. They are now waiting in the land of Goshen (Genesis 47:1 The Voice).
Joseph had a plan for his family living in Egypt, which no doubt God had given him. Because the favor of God rests upon Joseph it also attracts Pharaohs favor. Joseph is in a position to not just care for his family, but to provide the best for them.
Pharaoh (to Joseph): Your father and brothers have come to you for help. You have the entire land of Egypt at your disposal. Settle your family in the best areas of the land. Let them live in Goshen, and if you know of any who are particularly good at what they do, then put them in charge of my livestock (Genesis 47:5-6 The Voice).
The favor of #God also attracts the #favor of man. Click To Tweet
Joseph’s rejection by his brothers, was actually for his protection and theirs. God is a family man and He wanted the best for Jacob and all his sons.
Man's #rejection is often God’s #protection. Click To Tweet
God’s plan was to get Joseph to Egypt to save the entire nation which was also a fulfillment of His promise to Abraham. God always has a plan for us, even if we don’t see it in the moment, we must remember, we are His family. Just as God fulfilled His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, He will be faithful to fulfill His promises to you!
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Debbie Kitterman is a natural born encourager who is on fire for God. She is passionate about equipping individuals, so they can go deeper in the relationship with God, reach their God-potential and claim their Kingdom inheritance. Debbie is a wife, mother, author, pastor, speaker and the founder of “Dare 2 Hear,” a ministry that trains individuals to hear the voice of God. She travels to churches internationally and is the founder and teacher of d2htraining.com, an online course designed to equip the believer in releasing God’s heart. Her writing and teachings inspire faith and build bridges for people to believe and expect the impossible. She is also an ordained Foursquare pastor, currently serving with her husband, John, as senior pastor of Restoration Church in Lacey, Washington. Learn more at: www.debbiekitterman.com
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YouVersion 7-Day Devotional
I am blessed and honored to have a 7-day devotional on the YouVersion Bible App. YAY!!! It is a great way to kick start the 7- days before my on-line Bible Study starts next week. I would be so blessed if you would check it out and share it with your friends. You can find it here: Be The Gift Someone Needs Today!
Have you had the opportunity to read my new book “The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Hearing the Words of God for others.” ? This book is about learning to hear the voice of God in our own life so we can respond to those God bumps and little nudges He gives us on a daily basis. God is calling us to be agents of encouragement and to be the gift the worlds needs today.
We live in a time, where those around us are in desperate need of a real encounter with Jesus and in need of encouragement. We are called to encourage one another daily (Hebrews 3:13), and to build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11). My book will teach you how to step out and do just that.
We all have the opportunity to #BeTheGift of encouragement others need today.
Do you wonder if God still speaks today? Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally? Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?
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If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need. I now have an online e-course designed to equip you in understanding that God still speaks today, and He longs to speak directly to you, through His word, and others. He longs to encourage you, strengthen you and comfort you. The training on this site, is fully based on Scripture, and taken from my training manual Releasing God’s heart through Hearing His Voice.
God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?
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