Thursday, July 12, 2018


Today’s Reading: Genesis 30

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These are the gates of the main city of the tribe of Dan. It was located in northern Israel near the base of Mount Herman and the source of the Jordan River – Joshua 19:40-48.

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Key Verse: Genesis 30:22

Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.


Two women living in the same household, vying for the affection of the same man. Not only was polygamy culturally acceptable, it was often encouraged. What heartache could’ve been avoided if they had followed God’s original plan in creating one man and one woman, and making His will known. Nevertheless, God meets us where we are and bestows mercy and grace. Rachel’s first son, Joseph, became one of God’s great men of all time. How heartwarming it is to know that God answered Rachel’s prayer. Also, God continued to bless Jacob with wealth and many children. In our 21st century understanding of God’s will and purpose, it’s difficult to process these things. Just keep open to the Teacher, the Holy Spirit.


Dear Lord, please give me the grace to wait for Your timing. I realize that going ahead on my own will only bring heartache in the long run. I’m like a little child, and I know You’re holding my hand. I belong to You and You want what is best for me. This confidence comes from knowing You, Lord Jesus Christ. In Your Name I pray. Amen!


Ok, I admit it. I have gone ahead with my own initiatives. I struggled with this matter of gettings things done. I finally reached a conclusion. If I believe that something is good to do, I move ahead. But at the same time, I pray that if what I’m about to do is not God’s will, He’ll step in and stop events before they progress. Even on our wedding day on the way to the church I prayed this: “Lord, I believe that Norma-Jean is to be my wife and I’m going ahead with the marriage, and I love her very much. But if this is not Your perfect plan, please stop it right now.” How thankful I am that God allowed the marriage to happen. Four children, 16 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, plus great ministry opportunities later, I’m a blessed man!

Yours in the service of the God of Jacob,


7 thoughts on “Thursday, July 12, 2018

  1. David’s prayer is my prayer today. I truly seek the Lord’s will in everything I do. Blessings to all. Eleanor M.

  2. David’s prayer is also my prayer today. Words of Psalm 62 NKJV have been a guide as i seek His wisdom & guidance: “Truly, my soul silently waits for God…I shall not be greatly moved” (v.1,2b) (speaks of the attitude of my heart)…then v.5, is more of a command, “my soul wait silently for God ALONE, for my expectation is from Him” v.5 “I shall not be moved” v.6b. The language switches from: “Silently waits” ..and “not be GREATLY moved”… (anxious, disturbed)… to “Wait silently”, more of a command because peace turns into anxiety etc…and God promises, “I shall NOT be moved”. Just a thought of where I’m at as I wait upon the Lord in order to make the right decisions. When anxiousness happens, I just turn my thoughts in surrender to God’s perfect plan and stand on His Word, “my expectation is from Him”. (and rest my heart there).

  3. Lord God I pray, keep me in the palm of Your hand; open my spiritual ears to hear You clearly; my desire is to hear and obey, to trust You in all my ways; I pray this in Your Mighty Name Jesus!! Amen!

    It seems to me that Jacob moved, trusting God was with him in all he did. It appears David too moved, trusting that God was with him in all his ways, and he too accomplished much in his life.

    “Leaning on the everlasting arms, safe and secure from all alarms. I leaning on the everlasting arms, safe and secure from all alarms!”

    God is so good; we can trust Him in all our ways!

    Thank you Ron and Ann for your faithfulness in presenting this word daily!

  4. PTL! all boys in the caves are safe! PTL!
    Yes Lord I also ask You if this is not Your Will, please let me know and help me to make the right choices.
    TY Lord
    Blessings to all on this site…….

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