Coat of desire

Hi how are you all coping with the restrictions in your country? I am doing fine just need to work from home more and watch church online. if you are feeling anxious or afraid, I reposted a blog a few days ago titled ‘Do not fear”. In these times, we need to make sure we are trusting God and know that He will get us through. If He can feed the Israelites in the desert, He can provide for you.

We started talking about the three coats of Joseph. The first one I posted on was the coat of pride. We need to let pride go and totally rely on God. The second coat I want to look at is the coat of desire. The story is found in Genesis 39. Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and ended up in Egypt in the house of Potiphar as a slave. But Joseph did so well that Potiphar made him second in charge of his house, only Potiphar was above him.

I wonder if Joseph thought he had it made. He had an influential position which he didn’t brag about (as there is no record of it) and was over all his master’s things, except his wife.

It sounds like the story in the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve could partake of all the trees except one. But what happened? Temptation came and that one tree became more desirable than all the others. So they ate of it and were spiritually separated from God.

So now in our story of Jospeh, he too was about to be tempted by that one thing. Potiphar’s wife wanted Joseph as a man and hounded him until one day, they were alone in the house and she grabbed his coat to drag him into the bedroom. What did Joseph do? He left the coat of desire there and fled.

Do we flee when the coat of desire is beckoning to us? What is that one thing in your life that comes before God? It is time for us to seek God and get rid of it. We will never walk into our destiny with God until we do. If Joseph had of succumbed to the temptation, how would his story have ended? How would the nation of Egypt’s story have ended at that time. Joseph was going to become their answer to the drought.

This week, seek God to find out that one thing. Now more than ever the world needs us to fulfil our destiny and be their answer. Come on, we can do it together.

Have a great week and keep living the life God intended for you.

Bless you heaps

Karen


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