My Pastor released this audio sometime last year. I listened to it then…in fact, there was a whole sermon series on it, but while watching the Elevation Network last night I came across it again.
It’s funny how something can hit you differently in different seasons in your life. Kinda like prayers that I heard as a child. One of the infamous ones was, “God, thank you for activity of my limbs and being clothed in my right mind”. Of course I knew what it meant but you can’t truly comprehend the fullness of that prayer until you’ve been threatened with no longer having activity of your limbs or you almost lost your mind or encountered someone who had. It is in those times that these prayers resonate high in your spirit and you can speak them with the utmost confidence because it was nothing but God. My God!
Well, as I listened to my Pastor speak on the God of Jacob…the God of my Struggles…there was something about hearing, God is the God of my struggles. Not just my successes, but my struggles, not just my victories but my defeats. God is concerned about all of me…the whole me…even the unflattering parts of me. Wow!
I guess that shouldn’t come as a surprise, huh? Certainly if God can be the God of Jacob…heel grabber…birthright stealer…prideful…issue having Jacob, surely he could be the God of you and me!
Allow that to sit with you. And then speak these words out loud….”God is the God of [insert name here]”.
Be Brave, Be you, Be Blessed!
“Then he said, “I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.”…”