Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.” (Psalm 89:17).

READ: Genesis 39:20-23

Divine favour is so powerful that it can give speed to your answers as well as deliver several answers to a single request. It is my prayer that from today, you will be a beneficiary of this uncommon favour in Jesus name. Moreover, lowly placed staff of various organizations should know that divine favour can change the official status of a slave into that of a Managing Director. In Genesis 39:23, Joseph, a poor slave boy who was sold to the family of Potiphar, through favour became the overseer over his Master’s house. It got to a point that his master trusted him to the extent of not taking stock of what he had; He left everything in Joseph’s care. The favour of God can make a nobody to become somebody. Are you presently occupying the lowest rung in your place of work, ministry or family? Do not be worried. Simply ask for God’s favour to relocate you. Things will turn around for your good this season.

If we look at the life of Joseph recoded in Genesis 39:20-23, we see another possibility of divine favour: its ability to turn a prisoner into the comptroller of prisons. The system of this world allows so much of injustice; hence, you will find the innocents who deserve to be promoted or commended, remanded in prisons. Are you languishing in prison or jail for a crime you did not commit? You are not the first to go through it. Joseph was in prison for a crime he never committed. However, when God’s favour beamed on him, he became the chief warder. All prisoners took instructions from him. The chief warder became jobless. By God’s favour that is being released upon you today, you will move from prisoner to warder; you will move from being dominated to being in-charge. Lastly, one lesson we must learn from Joseph is that some people carry the grace that makes their bosses redundant. In the prison, he made the prison comptroller redundant. And by the time he became the prime minister of Egypt, he made Pharaoh redundant. When you have someone like Joseph as your assistant, you can go to sleep and be assured that everything is fine. Ask for men like Joseph as your helpers. On the other hand, you can be like Joseph and give your superiors rest.

Father, give me helpers like Joseph to take away stress from the assignments You have given to me. Make me like Joseph to my superiors.

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