Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sent Ahead By God

"And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here,
because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you."  Genesis 45:5
God sent me ahead of you

Do you believe that the people who are in your life right now were placed there by God?  Have you even considered that possibility?  

Joseph's brothers thought that they were responsible for the fact that he was in Egypt, but Joseph told them that God sent him ahead of them to save their lives.  It was in God's hands all along. 

Nothing in your life, whether good or bad, has happened by chance or without God's full knowledge and awareness of the situation.  Do you believe that? 

Take a minute to think about the friends and family who are part of your life today.... then praise God for sending them ahead of you for such a time as this.

Many blessings,
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  1. Lisa, such great truth. God has been so faithful to surround me with people that have gone ahead of me in marriage... parenting... homeschooling and just life. I've gained so much wisdom from these people! Praise God!

  2. Good thoughts here. It is nice to be reminded that God knows exactly what we need, when we need it. God Bless you.

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  3. Whoa, awesome post. I really do have some really close friends that God has sent ahead of me. But this also shows me that I'm being sent ahead and leading them as well. So yeah, thanks for sharing what God shared with you. :D

  4. Yes, I do believe everyone has come into my life by divine permission. There are happenstances with God. Every person served a purpose.

  5. I do firmly believe God places people in our lives. He always knows what we need.

  6. So true, Lisa. Love that God is always at work!

  7. Hi Lisa - I believe with all my heart that the people, good or bad, are placed there by God to encourage or refine me. Nothing happens with no purpose and God uses everything to our benefit in the long run. Great post
    God bless