- Jan 10
- 2 min read
TODAY’S BLESSING: GENESIS 49:22-26
“Joseph is a fruitful vine,
a fruitful vine near a spring,
whose branches climb over a wall.
With bitterness archers attacked him;
they shot at him with hostility.
But his bow remained steady,
his strong arms stayed limber,
because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob,
because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
because of your father’s God, who helps you,
because of the Almighty, who blesses you
with blessings of the skies above,
blessings of the deep springs below,
blessings of the breast and womb.
Your father’s blessings are greater
than the blessings of the ancient mountains,
than the bounty of the age-old hills.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the brow of the prince among his brothers.
~Genesis 49:22-26, New International Version
In this blessing, Father Jacob speaks frankly to his son Joseph, the one he calls, ” the prince among brothers”. Notice he never chastises the brothers about what they did. Instead, he intentionally celebrates Joseph the Dreamer’s capacity to overcome the many betrayals of his life emphasizing how he did it.
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Joseph no longer had to seek the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He found God for himself through the grace of struggle:
The Mighty One of Jacob
The Rock of Israel
His Father’s God
These attributes of God were his confidant in the pit, his strength in the well, his refuge in Potiphar’s house, his advocate in prison, and his intercessor with the king.
Joseph discovered God in ways his great-grandfather, grandfather, father, or even his brothers never would causing him to a relationship with the God of All unlike any other.
God, bless us to know you for ourselves!
Lord, we call you Master right now because of the masterful way you crafted Joseph’s life so he would draw nearer to you. Bless us to also know you for ourselves. Help us appreciate the blessings of generations past while elevating our own pain to be your unique platform. Shape our testimonies to reveal more of you, and we will be reminded of the absolute favor and unmerited grace bestowed upon us by Heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
The blood of Jesus has ingrafted all who believe into the coverage and blessings of God. Join me as we look at how the prophetic utterances of Jacob upon his sons in Genesis 49 speak life into our dreams and aspirations today!
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Phillipa Williams has dedicated her life to building God’s kingdom. A former programs director for new member and Christian education with over 36 years’ experience in leadership and discipleship, she has equipped thousands to serve God and community.
She is the Founder/CEO of GOD n Me International, a faith-based social enterprise equipping and inspiring others for spiritual intimacy, transparency, and destiny. Her blog, godnme.org, was named one of the “Top 10 Black Christian Blogs, Websites, Newsletters To Follow in 2019“ by Feedspot.com. In Spring 2022, Phillipa published her first book, GOD ‘n You: Finding Your Place in Forever. She also completed the licensing and ministerial requirements at the Potter’s House School of Ministry in Dallas, Texas.
An advocate for women and children, Phillipa founded and serves as Executive Director of the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, ilooklikeLOVE, Inc.. ilooklikeLOVE works to eradicate early childhood poverty through diaper assistance and capacity building for new mothers.
She is the proud parent on one adult son, Kenneth.
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