Podcast – Devotional with Dad – Episode 2

Podcast Devotional with Dad – Episode 2

Welcome to our first podcast.  This is a project me and my son Jaymes are doing.  We will be a recording 30 days of Devotionals from THE ACTION BIBLE.  If you haven’t seen it before, this kid’s Bible is really cool. It is illustrated like a graphic novel and goes through the bible chronologically, highlighting the key events and people in Biblical times.  My son truly enjoys bible study time now. Since I have been dabbling in building webpages and starting podcasts, I figured this was a great way to spend time together.

Our goal is to spend quality family time together as father and son in God’s Word.  I hope that you all enjoy this adventure as much as we enjoy recording it. Each episode will be a short intro, and then Jaymes reading his devotional, and then we will discuss the key points after.  I hope that if you have kids Jayme’s age you will enjoy reading along or listening.  It is really amazing how God reveals truth to kids, Jaymes comes up with some fantastic wisdom as I’m sure your children will also.  So i encourage you to use this as an opportunity to spend quiet time together by discipling your kids in the Word.

Now on to the episode!

Jailhouse Shock

Based on Genesis 39:20-41:43

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This episode continues the story of how God put key people in place to take care of His people.  Here we see Joseph, Jacob’s youngest son is in prison in Egypt after his brothers sold him into slavery.  Joseph being wrongly imprisoned, quickly sets himself apart from the other prisoners by being a leader and peacekeeper in the situation.  This allowed Joseph to find favor with the guards.  Soon after, prisoners come to Joseph to interpret the meaning of disturbing dreams, in exchange Joseph asked the King’s butler, who was also in prison, to remember Joseph when he returns to serving the king.  The butler remembered Joseph, only after two years when the King himself had a disturbing dream and wanted it interpreted.  Once Joseph interpreted the King’s dream and advised how to save the nation of Egypt from famine, Joseph was given a high position as the second in command in Egypt.  God’s plan to have Joseph in this position also saves Israel from the famine.  This is yet another example of how God weaves together events, some not all together good, for His purpose.

Key Verse:  Genesis 39:21 – “But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love.  And the lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden.”

Its still sometimes hard for us to see how God is working, or how our bad situation could ever get better, especially when it feels like it couldn’t get any worse. Joseph’s example of faithfulness to God through the hard times is encouraging for today.  Each of us experience situations that are not “fair.”  A brother or sister gets a toy and you don’t, someone less qualified gets a promotion or lands a client you think you deserve, we all have these stories.  But what if the point of the situation is to teach you patience and to trust God?  Are we able to follow Joseph’s example? Jaymes being the middle child, oldest of the boys, younger than all his sisters, he deals with “fair” all the time.  Its not easy to suck it up and just wait, but when we know God has a plan that is so much bigger and better for us.  Joseph waited 2 whole years to be released after he helped the butler.  But when he was released, he was placed in a position that he could never hope to achieve without God’s plan.

Once again Jaymes does a great job pulling out the simple truths of God and the scriptures.  His knowledge of the Bible always impresses me.

Please comment below and tell us your insights and thoughts.  Can you recall a time that God used an unfair situation in your life to reveal truth or wisdom, or bless you with something more than you ever anticipated?  We cant wait to hear from you!

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Podcast – Devotional With Dad – Episode 1

Devotional with Dad – Episode 01

Welcome to our first podcast.  This is a project I am starting with my ten year old son, Jaymes.  We will be doing a devotional everyday for 30 days from THE ACTION BIBLE.  If you haven’t seen it, this kids Bible is really cool, its illustrated like a graphic novel and goes through the bible chronologically.  My son truly enjoys bible study time now. Since I have been dabbling in building webpages and starting podcasts, I figured this was a great way to spend time together.

Our goal is to spend quality family time together as father and son in God’s Word.  I hope that you all enjoy this adventure too. Each episode will be a short intro, and then Jaymes reading his devotional, and then we will discuss after.  I hope that if you have kids Jayme’s age you will enjoy reading along or listening.  It is really amazing how God reveals truth to kids, Jaymes comes up with some fantastic wisdom as I’m sure your children will also.  So i encourage you to use this as an opportunity to spend quiet time together.

Now on to the episode!

 

Tricking the Trickster

Genesis 29

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In this episode we are reading Genesis 29. It is the story of Jacob and Laban, and how Jacob was tricked into marrying Leah, instead of Rachel.  On the surface it looks like Jacob was just out conned by a Laban, his Uncle.  But remember, Jacob himself was a master con-man.  He along with his mom, tricked his father Isaac into passing the Birthright, God’s blessing on to him, instead of his older brother Esau.  There is definitely a bit of “what comes around goes around.”

Really, when we look deeper in the story, all of this still had to happen to fulfill God’s promise to Abraham.  Its sometimes hard to see how God is at work even in the bad things to bring about good for His glory.  This is one of those seemingly small bible stories that quickly becomes very significant in the lineage of Christ.

Jaymes offers his insight to God’s plan at starting at 8:20.  It is fun to see how Jaymes figures out the moral of this story, and how “Don’t repay evil for evil” is a key take away to him.

What sticks out to you in this story? In what ways can we learn from Jacob and his situation?  Have you ever felt like you were conned or swindled out of something that you worked hard for and deserved?

Write your insights and comments below, we would love to hear from you!

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