Sunday, July 10, 2016

Today’s Reading: Genesis 27

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A man stepping out from his home in Nazareth Village, located in modern-day Nazareth, where life in the first century A.D. is re-enacted.

Key Verse: Genesis 27:19

Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”

This painful, destructive experience with husband, wife, and twin sons could’ve been avoided if Isaac and Rebekah had been communicating. Look at the mistakes. Rebekah listens in on a private conversation. She then plots dishonestly; she encourages Jacob to deceive and tell an outright lie. As a result, Esau is filled with hatred and contemplates murder. Jacob is forced to run away from home and his character is twisted and bent so badly that he spends years in deception and deceit. The lesson here must be this… Mom, Dad, Husband, Wife, communicate in Christian love and understanding. Are you working together with God to make your family truly blessed?


Dear God, please use this daily blog to teach me to listen to You as I read Your Word and then talk to You about what I’ve read. Good communication with You will make all the difference in my ability to communicate with my loved ones. Therefore, I throw myself on Your love and grace. Through the Name of the greatest Communicator, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!


It was at the Church of England in London where the “Alpha” course originated, Holy Trinity, Brompton, that I experienced most deeply the answer to the prayer I’ve just typed. While at the altar, the Lord showed me clearly that I had hurt Norma-Jean deeply. Until that moment, I was blissfully unaware of what I then realized was a truly stupid, uncaring action. It had happened shortly after our wedding. Without going into detail, immediately after my return to Canada, I humbly and honestly asked Norma-Jean’s forgiveness. I also repented before God. I pray fervently that I may communicate well and wisely with my beloved wife. The Apostle Peter, a married man whose wife accompanied him, according to Paul, wrote very wise words as found in 1st Peter, chapter 3. Please take time to read verses 1-7. In particular, verse seven has been a word from God to me. My prayers were being hindered by my insensitivity to my wife. That must never happen again.

Your continually repentant servant,


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7 thoughts on “Sunday, July 10, 2016

  1. The family is being attacked on all sides, therefore it is vitally important that we pray for the family today. In a day when institutions are being rocked, questioned and scorned, the traditional family has been the bedrock of our culture. If there’s anything worth fighting for, it’s the traditional family; let’s not give into a culture of moral depravity. We have the Holy Spirit, let Him guide us into all that we do and say. Pray for the family.

  2. Genesis 27 is hard scripture to swallow, however God has a reason for everything that is according to His time and our understanding. Thank you God for bestowing upon us your grace and loving mercy. For those who are on their own and not part of families, be blessed as a Child of God in knowing God loves you. May all families be kept strong in the Word and receiving God’s guidance. Praying for all saints in the Lord on this precious Sunday of worship in stormy summer weather–what could be more divine?

    But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 ERV

    I Know that My Redeemer Lives / One Voice Children’s Choir

  3. Lord I lift up my husband David and my children Michael, Jeffrey, Shane and Sarah. Grant me the grace to love them wholly, with Your love, that they may be won over to You Jesus!! In Your Holy Name I pray, Amen!! Blessings to all today!

  4. Good communication is something that truly requires His grace,and often prayer, since it isn’t always easy to forgive the selfish thoughts that consume our hearts when a spouse insensitively wounds us. Thanks for the reminder that spouses need to make communication a priority !Please pray for those of us who struggle in this area,
    Thanks for you,

    • God bless you Grace!
      COMMUNICATION is what the WHOLE world needs! We need to listen more, ask more questions and listen even more and ask for a more deeper meaning of other peoples words!

  5. Forgive me Lord. I was not a good wife nor a good mother! I didn’t know what I was doing half the time! I realize now that my illness played a big part in being a wife and a mother! I always loved my husband and children but I was very much out of control. I am sorry Lord. I tried to be the very best wife and mother! However I was very much misunderstood by my family and friends! I am sorry Lord! I pray that my family can forgive me; I am thankful that I have forgiven my parents for everything that happened as I was growing up!
    Yes I had a Grandpa who prayed and went to church and I do believe that he was my bit of solid comfort because I saw in him how people can be loving toward their spouses and children. All is forgiven Lord; I am thankful for all the ups and downs in my life! That is exactly what it is: LIFE!
    LIFE is up and down, we all have hormones and they dictate our daily moods…..Thank you Lord for this blog! It allows us to be truthful, thank you Lord, in Jesus Name I Pray AMEN!!!!!

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