"And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?" (Genesis 40:38)
Joseph was a shepherd from Canaan, who became a slave, and then a convict. None of these descriptions are very flattering, nor are they very impressive. We often overlook such people, and avoid them whenever possible.
But there was something about Joseph. Remember what it was?
God was with him! And it could not be kept a secret. Everyone that got to know Joseph recognized it, including the king of Egypt.
God's presence is an overwhelming presence. He fills us, and permeates every facet of our lives. Those who spend any time whatsoever around believers will recognize that there is something unusual about our lives.
"Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13)
Even the blindest and hardest of men, the Pharisees, could not help but notice that Peter and John were:
1) Unlearned men.
2) Ignorant men.
3) Jesus' men.
Pharaoh, even though he did not know who God was, noticed God's presence in Joseph, and appointed him the prime minister of all the kingdom of Egypt.
In these days, we have to be careful about how much we mingle with others. This awful virus has greatly reduced the number of contacts that we make with other people. But be assured of this, that you, the believer, have an impact upon others!
So let your little light shine in midst of all the darkness of this world.
And others will know, "...this is, a man (or woman) in whom the Spirit of God is?"
From my heart to your heart.