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Delighting in the Lord Ministries exists to encourage women in their pursuit and walk with God. Through Bible studies, Biblical teaching and blog posts, we pray DITL is a resource for women seeking to know Jesus, walk with Jesus and be transformed by the power of His Word.
The one thing I ask of the Lord -
the thing I seek most -
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
Delighting in the Lord's perfections
and meditating in His temple.
Delighting in a Life of Triumph: The Life of Joseph
What does it look like to live a life of triumph….and is it even possible?
Broken relationships, despairing situations, and unrealized dreams — sometimes life gets complicated and confusing as people and circumstances let us down. All the while, the enemy of our souls is right there whispering lies of defeat; telling us we’ve been abandoned by God and our situation is hopeless. The whispers tell us the life of blessing and promise written on the pages of scripture applies to everyone else but us. How our hearts long for the triumphant life; a life that triumphs over circumstances, emotions, and relationships. Is it even possible?
The life of Joseph shows us that it is! Esteemed and highly favored by Jacob, his father, Joseph is envied and betrayed by his brothers who devise a plan to get rid of him. With God-given dreams of prosperity and position in his heart, Joseph travels through deep valleys of slavery, imprisonment, and accusations at the hands of others. Yet, Joseph’s life speaks of a life full of triumph where circumstances don’t define him but, rather, God’s love does. Joseph’s faith takes him to mountaintops where God sovereignly uses his life to save the very ones who sought evil against him, and to preserve the entire Jewish nation for the future birth of Jesus, the Messiah.
Joseph’s life exemplifies a life triumphing in God’s grace, forgiveness, redemption, and sovereignty. Ultimately, our lives can triumph in God, Himself, when we know that no matter what evil is seen around us or is happening to us, God’s greater plan and purpose will prevail as He weaves together the details of our lives. He only asks us to trust Him in the process.
Join us in this nine week verse-by-verse study through Genesis 37-50 as we dig into the details of Joseph’s life. Come with us as we go from Canaan to Egypt and then back to the Promise Land.
A more detailed and in-depth Bible study with either four or five days of homework. The studies in this series follows the R.E.A.D format of Receive, Experience, Act and Delight. As you read through the given chapter/verses for that day and week, you will answer questions about the text and go to other areas in God's Word looking at similar themes or events. Next you apply the verses in a very personal way by answering questions pertaining to the theme drawn out from that day. You end the day's study with a verse we've chosen that wraps up the day as you delight in God's Truth's and goodness. These studies take about 30 minutes a day to complete. They are verse by verse through different books of the Bible.
If you would like to watch any of the recorded messages from the previous studies, you can do so by clicking the above box. Another web page will open at our church's website. Here you can listen and watch teachings through the books of Matthew, Romans, 1-3 John, Ruth, Jonah/Nahum, and 1 & 2 Samuel, John and Acts.