Dive into Scripture - Lynn Wise
- Pursuing Spiritual Growth While Pressed by Difficulty
Do you feel as if you are being pressed by difficulty? Are your circumstances strangling your spiritual growth? Dive into Scripture will show you how your difficult circumstances can be a catalyst for your spiritual growth.
Joseph, the eleventh son of the patriarch Jacob, was the first son of Jacob’s beloved Rachel. Although his childhood was quite comfortable, as a young adult Joseph’s life quickly turned to drama, hardship, and difficulty. Through twenty thought provoking lessons, you will get acquainted with Joseph and his journey. You will learn how Joseph’s circumstances pressed in from every side, yet he grew spiritually through it all. As we follow Joseph’s riches-to-rags-to-riches story, we will see him grow spiritually into the man God intended him to be.
Although Joseph went through years of difficulty, he was destined to lead. We will see how God built Joseph’s résumé by submerging him into thirteen years of captivity. Through slavery God shaped Joseph’s character and strengthened his integrity. Through a lengthy imprisonment God deepened Joseph’s sincerity and kindness in his service and taught him to persevere with grit and trust with peace in his heart. Joseph emerged a skilled servant of God ready to step humbly into his destiny giving God all the honor and glory.
Like Joseph, we too can grow into the person God intends us to be as we dive into Scripture and pursue spiritual growth even while pressed by difficulty. Allow God to transform your circumstances into His classroom and get ready to grow! See life’s challenges become opportunities to deepen your relationship with God. Apply Joseph’s example of faith, sincerity, integrity, agility, grit, trust, peace, kindness, and faithfulness to your own life. Author Lynn Wise invites you to grab your Bible, breath in God’s goodness, and dive in!