Month: January 2014

Churning Over Family Issues

CHURNING OVER FAMILY ISSUES When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb. The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau. Afterward his brother came out with his hand … Continue reading Churning Over Family Issues

I Can’t Beat God With Time

I CAN’T BEAT GOD WITH TIME The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, … Continue reading I Can’t Beat God With Time

Prayer For The Frustrated

PRAYER FOR THE FRUSTRATED He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.  He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.  Psalm 18:16,19 Drew me ~ To provide safety from … Continue reading Prayer For The Frustrated

When I Can’t Make It Happen

WHEN I CAN’T MAKE IT HAPPEN Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to be his wife. And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.  Genesis 25:20-21 … Continue reading When I Can’t Make It Happen

Sibling Rivalry

SIBLING RIVALRY          Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah.  Genesis 25:9          This tiny gem of a verse can be missed.  It’s sitting on the edge of a long genealogical list and normally, it’s the part I’ll want to … Continue reading Sibling Rivalry

I Can See It From Afar

I CAN SEE IT FROM AFAR These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life, 175 years. Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.  Genesis 25:7-8          … Continue reading I Can See It From Afar

The Power Of A Confirmation

THE POWER OF A CONFIRMATION And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “Our sister, may you become thousands of ten thousands, and may your offspring possess the gate of those who hate him!  Genesis 24:60                Eleazar enters the family dwelling of Rebekah.  … Continue reading The Power Of A Confirmation

The Opposite of Self-Centered

THE OPPOSITE OF SELF-CENTERED “Please tell me whose daughter you are. Is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?” She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah. We have plenty of both straw and … Continue reading The Opposite of Self-Centered

Watch For The Little Things

WATCH FOR THE LITTLE THINGS Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water to drink from your jar.” She said, “Drink, my lord.” And she quickly let down her jar upon her hand and gave him a drink. … Continue reading Watch For The Little Things

A Sign Or A Demand?

A SIGN OR A DEMAND? Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’ – let her be the one whom you have appointed for … Continue reading A Sign Or A Demand?