Genesis 41:34
34 Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers and officials over the land, and set aside one-fifth [of the produce] of the [entire] land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. 35 Let them gather [as a tax] all [of the fifth of] the food of these good years that are coming, and store up grain under the direction and authority of Pharaoh, and let them guard the food [in fortified granaries] in the cities. 36 That food shall be put [in storage] as a reserve for the land against the seven years of famine and hunger which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land (people) will not be ravaged during the famine.”

I love the story of Joseph because it has many lessons for us to learn from. Pharaoh is in distress because he had a dream and no one seems to be able to interpret it. Joseph is summoned from the prison and he comes in and interprets the dream. Not only does he do that but he also goes ahead to give solutions on what needs to be done because the dream is foretelling a crisis that is about to come.

During a crisis like we are facing, we the children of God should be able to come up with solutions because our Father in heaven knows all things and we are in communion with Him through the Holy Spirit. The problem is when we only have the title but no relationship then we will have no solutions and we will panic like everybody else because we have no communion with the Father.

When Paul was shipwrecked in Acts 27, he had a word, a solution for all those who were on board 276 people. Even though the ship was destroyed, all on board were saved because Paul had a solution from God.

The current Covid 19 pandemic that the word is fighting has brought up many problems in different communities as government’s take measures to try and contain the spread of the virus. The church should be offering solutions to minister to the people and to reassure them that God is still in control.

Reflective Thoughts
In this season, do you see problems magnified or do you see solutions?
Do you believe the church should be offering solutions in this hour? What are some solutions your Church has come up with?
If we the Church offered more practical solutions birthed through prayer as opposed to just prayer, what effect would that have in our communities?