New Beginnings

I was just reading Genesis 47, and it really spoke to me. Verses 1-6 talk about how Joseph’s faithfulness affected his entire family. When he was in the pit and imprisoned Joseph wondered about his future. But instead of despairing about it he faithfully obeyed God, and he did exactly what God told him. This is where we see one of the most exciting results of faithfulness.

We may not always see the effects of our faith, but we can be sure that God will honor our faithfulness to him.

Verses 29-31 talk about how Jacob had Joseph promise to bury him in his homeland. Few things were written in this culture, and a person’s word carried as much force as a written contract does today. A lot of people today seem to find it pretty easy to say, “Oh, I didn’t mean that.” God’s people however, are to speak and live the truth. Let your words be as binding as a written contract. Now reflecting on what verses 1-6 are saying, it’s important to remain faithful to God even in times of trouble because in the end, God has bigger and better plans for our lives.

We are to be good, strong role models not just for our family, but for everyone around us. If one person acts the wrong way then chances are someone else will follow in their foot steps. We want to prevent that from happening. So, the best option is to be wise and true to yourselves and more importantly to God. We are God’s children, and we all need to follow in his foot steps. It won’t always be easy, but in the end it will all be worth it.

You see, none of us belong to this world. We belong to God and his son Jesus.

When judgement day comes we’ll be glad that we were faithful and ended up in heaven with God and Jesus. A lot of the time we don’t see the reasons why we go through certain things, but eventually it will all make sense. It’s literally a spiritual battle living here on earth that is a place full of hate and rebellion. So, let your yes be yes and your no be no.

Let nobody move you, stand firm, be brave, remain strong, and continue to be persistent with God.

God is always willing to hear us and talk to us and give us the best advice. He will guide us in the correct direction. It is our choice to remain in the right direction, and if we do remain in the right direction then all will be good and well worth the pain and suffering we feel and deal with every single day of our lives.

It’s not always fun, but trust me we all should be living with no regrets.

Live every single day as if it’s your last day down here on earth, laugh often, love unconditionally, and always keep your head up and remain positive.

Smile as much as you can because something as small as a smile can make somebody’s day an even better day.

The littlest act of kindness makes everything a little bit better.

Our lives are worth living so turn that grin upside down and make this world a better place. What’s the point in having faith if none of us go through suffering? These minor set backs are opportunities to something even better. These are the small stepping stones to an even better life. Nobody knows you as well as God does, so they have no right to pass all of these judgments on you. Do not let anyone tell you different.

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed then that’s all you need. God will take care of the rest.

Put all your trust in God, he will never let you down.

He will pick you up when you fall down.

He will uphold your life in his right hand.

He will always protect you and keep you safe.

God will let you know that he loves you (even though a lot of the time it doesn’t feel like it, he does). He makes you go through certain things in order to make your relationship with him and anyone else that may come your way a much stronger and closer one. He hates seeing us all suffer, but we need to in order to change our lives forever. In the past year, God has changed my life drastically, and I hope that he does the same for you.

Well, God Bless you all and Goodnight.


Emily Pica is 29 years old and was raised ins Massachusetts, currently living in Melrose, Mass. She loves to read, write, sing with her praise band at Church. She loves animals, is very into drawing (as well as Adult Coloring), and she loves her job at the Michael’s Arts and Crafts store as a Sales Associate.

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