Today’s Reading: Genesis 30
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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.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
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!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
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,
Father, thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to teach us. Guide us in Your ways today and help us to be useful for You, in Jesus’s name, amen
I pray that often,Rob.Thank you and Amen.
Amen Rob. I fully agree. Thank You, Father, for Your leading. Please lead us In Your perfect plan, Amen
Thank You that Your will is always done dear Lord. I’m a mere mortal and my will doesn’t jive up with yours many times. Praise be to Thee that I’m not in charge and your omniscient and omnipotent Will prevails. Thank you Jesus.
Bless all precious saints as always.
Look at all the famous names on ancient (and modern) maps in today’s reading being the result of God’s will.
I’ve been healing well from my surgery and I can even take short rides on my motorcycle.Praise God.
I am happy to hear that you are healing well, William! May you continue to improve each and every day.
God bless you and all bloggers
Amen to the prayers and praise God that you are improving William
I am praying David’s prayer for today as it is sometimes so tempting to jump ahead but results are always better when we keep within Gods will and timing
Amen to the prayers and comments above
I pray that you will all have a blessed day amen 🙏
Amen to all above prayers and comments. God bless.