When Faith informs our Attitude
Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist,
While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it.
Sincerely, the Opportunist.
A week ago I began leading a group of about 20 folks at church through the "Bible in 90 Days" program. Last night we had our first check in. I love the way that we are all encouraging each other.
One of the great stories from Genesis that we all read is that of Joseph. Sold into slavery by his brothers as a teen and then imprisoned in an Egyptian cell not long afterwards Joesph never seemed to get bitter. And in the end he speaks of God using his hardships to save his family. He even tells his brothers not to be sad about selling him into slavery.
I love his attitude and have to admit that I really needed to hear from the heart of Joseph. Sometimes life is so hard. It is good to hear from a guy that did not lose his faith-filled joy even in the midst of horrible life circumstances. Reading about him reminds me about how faith can inform our attitude. And in a sense our attitude is an indicator of where our faith is.