Read with a handful of us cover-to-cover. Start the New Testament in John on September 1. About 1 chapter per day through whole New Testament. About 10 minutes of your day. Join us as the "axe of Biblical Love thaws the frozen parts" (66LL) in our hearts. Our focus this year is finding that pearl of great price, every single day. And we will offer a prayer over your life, every single day.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
January 11 "Wrestle With God" Genesis 32-34
Dear Beloved, These verses speak to me deep inside somewhere. Jacob deceived his brother gravely. Jacob ran. Jacob hears his brother and 400 men are on their way to meet him. Jacob wrestles with God: "I will not let you go unless you bless me." Gen 32:26. It's a story of a broken father whose sins followed him into the next chapter. Yet, God sends an angel to him, to me, to you. It's not because we are so good; it's because we are His. Jacob meets his twin Esau and the pages turn well for Jacob. Friends again. Yet, Jacob's next move is to ignore the defilement of his daughter, Dinah. Every one of us is a broken vessel dealing with our own stuff. I thought I would be better than I am at 60. I am more aware of sin in my own life than ever. And that's a good place to be. Dependent on God. Driven by the dark spots on my heart to find God, find freedom. I will not let go and my prayer is that you won't either, all your days.