…the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.” Genesis 39:5“
This was the testimony of what God had done for Potiphar and his life and business just because he had been good to his slave Joseph. He learned thru Joseph’s testimony and his life that he was a servant of the Most High God.
I have taken this statement of historical fact to realize even more of the nature of our good God. It pleases Him to care for His servants and His blessing extends on thru them to those who help them and bless them. And I have taken this Biblical precedent to make it my prayer for those who are such a blessing to me. Will you join me in praise and thanksgiving for the many folks all across this land and from lands afar who have helped, encouraged, supported and prayed for me as I seek to serve the King of Kings?
I dare not start calling names because the page wouldn’t hold them. And I am certain that I would neglect some because it started long before I was aware of what was happening in heavenly places when so many folks in the Wynnton Baptist Church prayed for “that trouble maker” in the Sunday School and the Vacation Bible schools.
But I want to point out a couple that are right now blessing my life in such a great way because of their love for our Lord and for His work. Wade and Shelly Christensen, Robbie and Meranda opened their “bunkhouse” to Eleanor and I last summer and again this summer they have made this beautiful cabin my “home away from home”. Wade and Shelly both work hard at full time jobs in town as well as running the Rock Bottom Ranch. Meranda and Robbie are both away in college.
Please pray that our Lord will bless them especially good. Maybe let Wade find a big nugget in his “diggings” (at an undisclosed location).
I will be preaching in Prineville, OR this Lord’s Day and then in several churches in Oregon and Idaho, and in the youth Camp Elkhana of the Blue Mountain Association this month. Pray that I will be a blessing, not because I deserve it but for the sake of all of those who love and support me for Jesus’ dear sake.