JACOB’S LESSON IN WISDOM
A long night of wrestling thrust Jacob into a life changing experience. In fact all night long he effectively fought the wrestler until his hip was injures and he pleaded with his opponent to ‘Let him go.’ Pain from a dislocated hip left him distraught. But the man wrestled until dawn was breaking and again Jacob called out, ‘Let me go!’ But the reply was ‘Not until you bless me!’ Jacob’s name was changed but it was God who was setting the experience for Jacob to limp and feel pain as a reminder to lean on HIM and run to his acceptance and so live for God who changes lives. This too can be a lesson of love to you despite the pain.
Psalm 90 Verse 12
Teach us to number our days aright that we might gain a heart of wisdom. Relent O Lord, how long will it be? Have compassion on your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love (to wrestle until daybreak). What does a heart of wisdom mean to your life?
Is it a constant continuing presence? Can it be learned every day? Does it enhance your faith even when it hurts? Are you a Jacob experienced wrestler? Do you receive a shower of wisdom through personal pain? Can you present to others the blessing of God after wrestling with him to a sanctuary of peace and teachable understanding of God’s love and strength Daily? How can I use this gift to prepare others around me to seek the wisdom of our Lord wrestling in our spirit of faith and testing? Be encouraged by God’s power, presence, pain and journey to peace unfathomable.
PEACE AND POWER