I’M EXPECTED TO DO SOMETHING I CAN’T! When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!” Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place … Continue reading I’m Expected To Do Something I Can’t!
GOD EXALTS THE ONE OTHERS DESPISE When the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. Genesis 29:31 How Leah suffered when she was given to Jacob in marriage! She was allowed no vote in the decision. She … Continue reading God Exalts The One Others Despise
WHEN I FEAR I’VE WASTED YEARS And in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?” Laban said, “It is … Continue reading When I Fear I’ve Wasted Years
SOWING REPENTANCE – REAPING MERCY Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.” So Laban gathered together all the people of the place and made a feast. But in the evening he … Continue reading Sowing Repentance ~ Reaping Mercy
THE FUEL LOVE PROVIDES So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. Genesis 29:20 This is one of the rare moments in the Bible where sentiments about … Continue reading The Fuel Love Provides
DOES LOVE AUTOMATICALLY RUN IN THE FAMILY? As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he ran to meet him and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Jacob told Laban all these things, and Laban said … Continue reading Does Love Automatically Run In Families?
EVIL AND THE GLORY OF GOD For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” So then he has mercy … Continue reading Evil and The Glory Of God
PAIN IS NOT THE ENEMY Before I was afflicted, I went astray, but now I keep your word. Psalm 119:67 Afflictions come in many shapes and sizes. The prodigal son’s pain brought him home to his father with humility. Paul’s thorn in the flesh … Continue reading PAIN IS NOT THE ENEMY
A KISS OF JOY AND SURPRISE? Now as soon as Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob came near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth and watered the flock of Laban … Continue reading A Kiss of Joy and Surprise?
HAVE I COME AND BELIEVED? Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst." John 6:35 Jesus uses the concepts of coming and believing often when He speaks of … Continue reading What Is Means To Come And Believe