Topic: Spend Time With God [DCLM Daily Manna Tuesday April 24, 2018]
Text: Genesis 32:21-32 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me” (Genesis 32:24,26).
A time comes in life when all expertise becomes inadequate to deal with confronting challenges. Being at your wit’s end, you are seemingly enveloped in fear. At such a time, it is wise to push aside every man-made strategy and seek God’s face in prayer.
This was what Jacob did. He was now approaching a fearful rendezvous with his estranged twin brother, Esau. True to his old nature, he thought he could bribe his way into his brother’s heart with sets of gifts by three groups of his servants. He typically adopted a carnal strategy to protect his own life and the lives of some of his children that he loved most. Yet as he realised the futility of this strategy, it dawned on him that if he were to avoid disaster from Esau, it would take God’s intervention. At this point, he pushed everything aside, sent his family to a secure location, and decided to spend the night in prayer to God. The Bible account stated that Jacob engaged in wrestling with an angel and would not let go even when he suffered a dislocation in the thigh, until God blessed him.
There is a limit to how far your natural wisdom can carry you. Just when you think you have perfected your plans, then its futility begins to stare you in the face. The fear and confusion that set in at such a time can be mind-numbing. Whatever challenge you may be facing today, seize this moment to take it to the Lord in prayer, and watch Him perform an outstanding miracle in your life.
Thought For The Day: Those who call upon God in the day of trouble will receive His definite deliverance.
Bible Reading in one Year: Psalms 43-45; 49; 84-85; 87
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.