Wednesday, 12 July 2017
“God-Wrestler” are you a “Jacob?”
Genesis 32: 25 NOG “When the man saw that he could not win against Jacob, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that it was dislocated as they wrestled.”
Can you imagine wrestling with God? I think it was something amazing to experience. Jacob seemed to be a strong man and he was very determined not to give up.
I wonder what God thinks of us when we step into His wrestling ring. As you place your foot on that mat and grab hold of God. Are you willing to wrestle with God for something you need in your life this very minute? Do you think it’s just not the right thing to do?
If you continue reading Genesis chapter 32 you will see that in the end “the man said, “But no longer, your name is no longer Jacob. From now on it’s Israel (God-Wrestler); you’ve wrestled with God and you’ve come through.” Oh my goodness, Jacob persevered and won.
We have many battles and we should choose them and not step into every fight we encounter. The war is still to come and while we are still preparing for that great day we need to say focused.
Every time something happens in your life and you seem to be struggling and just cannot move forward, wouldn’t you say this is “wrestling with God?”
Think about it, sometimes everything is a struggle, you just cannot find the right job. You just cannot say the right thing, then there is a fight. You just cannot do the right thing then you are in trouble. You just seem to be struggling with your finances and you seem to be struggling with life as a matter of fact. Think about it are you in God’s arena right now? Is this your WWE smack down?
What a privilege it is to come into Your presence today Abba Father. If we have been selected to come into your arena right now we pray for the necessary wisdom and insight that You want us to learn. Our struggles seem so hard and difficult at times and we don’t always seem to understand everything but today, we pray help us understand what You want us to learn. Teach us in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
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