Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Exod.1:1 - 2:22)
"Our Friend in All Seasons"
"But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel."
Our Commander has Friendship on our Menu for Breakfast this morning.
We see the Friendship of this world is many times only temporary. In times of plenty "friends" are many. In times of brokenness "friends," don't know us any more.
Israel was loved and respected by the Egyptians when Joseph was alive. Yet, now, with Joseph's death, his "hero status" was fading, and soon forgotten.
Egypt, as a place of comfort became a place of bondage and cruel suffering! Their "friends" became their "Oppressors!"
It's the same in our world today, where True Friends are Proven by the Seasons of Life they have passed through at your side with you. "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for times of adversity" (Prov.17:17).
Our Commander and King is Perfect Love - Who Loves At All Times; Through All the Seasons of Life. His Love is PROVEN and KNOWN in times of adversity. Oh yes, we Know Him more intimately in adversity by His Love, Grace, and Mercy. His Love multiplies in us, and grows in us because of affliction.
What our enemy satan uses to destroy us, our Commander uses to multiply and grow His Love in us! Oooh Rah!
This reminds me of a favorite song of mine:
"What a Friend We Have In Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear.
What a privilege to carry,
Every thing to God in prayer.
Oh what peace we often forfeit,
Oh what needless pain we bear.
All because we do not carry,
Every thing to God in Prayer.
Have we trials and temptations,
Is there trouble anywhere,
We must never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in Prayer.
Can we find a Friend so Faithful,
Who will all our sorrows bear,
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in Prayer."
Listen up Warrior! Your Commander is your God, your King and Your Friend For All Seasons!" Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,