This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
Today, I want you to know about God’s unexpected good.
As you know, I’m always reminding you about just how connected you are to God.
He knows your prayers, both spoken and unspoken. He knows when you are kind just for the sake of being kind, and He knows how to surprise you with a blessing in return.
Because you are in a relationship with God, there are some things that you have just come to expect from Him, such as Him answering certain prayers.
Yet there are also things you may not expect God will send your way. This is God’s unexpected good or the good that you didn’t even think to ask for.
This was certainly the case for Joseph. As we know, Joseph was an innocent man who was imprisoned. His prayer was simply to be released from prison and to have his name restored after his innocence was proclaimed.
He could envision these two things. He could wrap his mind around what it looked like to be a free man.
But, Joseph couldn’t envision God’s unexpected good for him. He didn’t know that God would make him governor of Egypt, reunite him with his family, and give him a loving wife.
Here’s the point. You can’t envision God’s unexpected good because as Isaiah teaches us – our ways are not God’s ways and our thoughts are not God’s thoughts.
Here’s what the Scriptures tell us we can do:
“…seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
So today, think unexpected good.