Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Loving God MORE Than His Ministry”
Text: Genesis 37:9
“Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”
This Principle of “Loving God MORE Than His Ministry,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Joseph’s Dreams were fantastic for a 17 year old young man; however Joseph’s Love for God was far greater than his love for God’s Promised Ministry!
First, this dream was about “God’s Ministry,” not “Joseph’s Ministry.” We need to remember Who Owns the Dream and the Promises - God does! We Manage with Obedience and Faithfulness - but God Owns the dream and the ministry that we serve.
Secondly, we know that Joseph’s Growing Love for God was greater than his love for this ministry; because Love sustained Joseph when the ministry broke his heart!
Yes, God’s Ministry in you will break your heart! People will hate you, betray you, abandon you, “throw you in the pit,” sell you as a slave, falsely accuse you, put you in prison, forget about you; but God will be with you through it all, and your Love for God and His Love for you will sustain you AND REWARD you with fulfillment! Ooooh Rah!
It’s so easy for our promise and dream from God to become an idol in our life. We can pursue the promise instead of pursuing the heart of God. We cannot allow our dream and vision to become the Target of our Supreme Love! God is the Target for our Supreme Love At All Times.
Joseph never drifted off course when he passed through these 13 years of combat - he stayed the course because He Loved God MORE than he loved God’s Ministry!
Jesus s the Prize we pursue Not His Ministry that we manage.
Remember your Primary Mission is To Know God, and we know Him by loving Him more than we love our life; and by Trusting and Obeying Him at all times.
Our Secondary Mission is To Make Him Known by others, by loving others the way He loves us.
This is why the Warrior Loves God MORE than they Love His Ministry. Stay The Course Warrior! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,