by Ernest Easley

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The Fruit Of Faithfulness (28 of 31)
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
Genesis 42

Take God's Word please and turn to Genesis chapter 42. And as you're finding Genesis 42, I'm curious! Have you ever taken a detour? Rather than taking the main road,. you took the byroad!

Well you know life sometimes hands us a detour! But for you who know the Lord,. you've invited Jesus Christ into your life to save you and lead you, you can know that God uses detours in your life to carry out His purposes!

For you who love the Lord, God uses detours for a specific purpose: to fulfill His plan for your life! And like with Joseph, God will lead you through the detours because He is preparing something wonderful for you something better!

I read about an evangelist whose wife died, leaving him with two little boys to rear. He hired a woman to stay with them while he was preaching crusades. When he traveled, he would nearly return with presents for the boys.

One particular flight he forgot to buy them something. As they met him at the airport they ran up to him and said, ''Daddy, Daddy, what did you bring us?'' He said, ''Boys, what we're going to do is let you get anything you want.''

So they stopped at a large store. First, they went by the candy counter. They wanted candy, but their daddy suggested they keep looking. They came to two cowboy suits with toy guns, hat and lariat. The boys wanted to settle on the suits. Daddy asked them to keep looking.

They went to the sporting goods. The boys picked up two basketballs and began to dribble. They said, ''Daddy, we want these basketballs.'' They were excited. Finally, they went all the way to the back of the store and found two shiny bicycles. And the boys left the store with far more than they bargained for.

They started with candy and ended up with two bicycles that Daddy had wanted to buy all the time.

Friend if you find yourself on a detour, let me give you some good news! God has som ...

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