Saturday, July 9, 2022

PLEADING WITH GOD

Today’s Reading: Genesis 25-26

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A couple at the Nazareth Village in modern-day Nazareth, exhibiting life as it may have been in Bible times.  In today’s reading we learn about what must have been many animated conversations between Isaac and Rebekah. Can you guess what the woman in the picture may be saying? If you have an idea, write it as a comment on this blog. It could be a very serious matter, but we can all appreciate some humour as well.

Key Verse: Genesis 25:21

Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

 

Isaac and Rebekah had been married for 19 years but had no children. Isaac became desperate in his prayers. He believed the promise and God gave double…twins. Rebekah prayed also and she received a special word from God (25:23). However, the girl with the ambition to water the camels now took things into her own hands and tried to produce God’s plan rather than letting God do it. Human effort is necessary, but to revert to our own resources alone, after having prayed and received God’s provision, may not change the final outcome, and will cause heartache along the way.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father God, above all I desire Your will as expressed in Your promises. Grant me the grace to wait on You, making my time and effort available to You, and at the same time to know that You are working all things according to Your will. Like Isaac, I plead fervently with You in prayer. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Over the years in the service of Christ, I’ve done my best to plan and work for the fulfillment of God’s purpose as revealed in His Word. Twice, during the time I served as Chairman and President of Crossroads Christian Communications, I pushed initiatives through the Board of Directors which a majority favoured, but not all. Both times proved to be mistakes. I learned to ask the Directors to take the issue home, pray fervently, and come back to the next meeting to vote again. If we still could not agree unanimously, we dropped the matter or changed course. Like Rebekah, I’m a “Get it done” person. God has used this drive, but I must be careful. The Crossroads Directors approved the sponsorship of this daily blog. Granted, it was not a huge and costly outreach like our participation in four World Expositions (all unanimously approved), but it illustrates the fact that unity brings the blessing of God on our lives and ministry decisions.

In Christ’s love and service,

David

P.S. With unity we can see the fulfillment of big and little visions. As a result of having a Christian Witness at four World Expos, over 100,000 precious people registered first-time decisions for Christ at our pavilions in Vancouver, Brisbane, Seville, and Hanover! Below is a photo of our first such effort…Pavilion of Promise at Expo ’86 in Vancouver.

11 thoughts on “Saturday, July 9, 2022

  1. Amen for today’s readings
    David entitled it pleading with God
    On that note I have a prayer request I have two nieces and a nephew that have been brought up in the church but now have walked away from God
    You could call it that they’ve been that they’ve been backsliding
    And my plead and prayer with God is that they would come back to God before it’s too late 🙏🇨🇦

  2. Father, none of us know the time appointed for us – only You know. You assure us, though, that one day each one of us will appear before You. We will be held accountable for our actions. Bring that sobering realization to Marilyn’s family, and also the truth that Your will is that no one should perish but come to the One who paid the penalty for our sin – Jesus our Saviour.
    I pray that all of our families will turn to You and be saved.
    Thank You, Lord God, for Your Word which is the absolute lifeline for all people. Send it out, Lord, so all will hear and come to You, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. Concerned for families in the culture we now live in. Many church opportunities for families/children have been on hold. I pray that Christian camping & vacation Bible schools will be opening up. Most importantly, praying fervently, is our best action. I too have concerns for grands & great grands to know God and to walk with Him.

  4. Marilyn. I’m praying for your family. Jeremiah 31:3
    the word of God says “…Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you”. I am always so grateful when the Lord draws me back when I slip and I pray He will draw your family back to him and may God bless you for calling out for help

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