The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

The fact that God intervenes in our lives is good news for every person. God intervenes even when you don’t think so at the time. Because He is all-knowing, God knows the exact times to intervene in your life to help you fulfill the plans He has for you. Was there a time in your life when you became aware of the Lord’s intervention in your life? How did that affect you?

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.[1] Where would any of us be in our faith life if not for the Lord’s divine intervention? His intervention is an ongoing love letter to us of His love, compassion, grace, and mercy.  

The Lord Intervened in the Lives of Pharaoh, Joseph, and the People of Egypt

God can intervene in our lives in many ways. He does this through answered prayers, calling us to faith, communicating to us through His word, the Holy Spirit, dreams, the actions of angels, and many other ways. Many times, we are not even aware of the Lord’s intervention.

Pharaoh received a dream from the Lord but did not know what it meant. The Pharaoh’s magicians could not interpret the dream, so the cupbearer recommended that Pharaoh summon Joseph to interpret his dream. Joseph had interpreted the cupbearer’s dream when he was in prison with him.

 Pharaoh ordered Joseph to appear before him. And with the Lord’s help, Joseph gave Pharaoh the dream interpretation. Through this dream, the Lord told Pharaoh to store grain during seven years of plenty so there would be food for the seven years of drought. God’s intervention saved many lives, released Joseph from prison, and promoted him to the number two person in Pharaoh’s government.

God Prunes Us to Make Us Fruitful

The Lord’s intervention in our lives shows how much He loves us, which takes His involvement. Sometimes the Lord’s intervention takes the form of pruning, so we are more fruitful, as Jesus tells us in the Gospel of John.

John 15:1“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. [2]

When I experienced seasons of pruning, I needed to walk closer to the Lord and look to Him, not my circumstances. May the Lord bless you as you walk along the journey of faith, knowing the Lord loves you and walks with you each step. To hear how God intervenes in our lives, listen here:

[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Je 29:11). Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Jn 15:1–4). Tyndale House Publishers.

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