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Communicate with God

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From the story of Jacob and Esau, we can see how the severe lack of communication brought about a destructive experience. Are you working together with God to make your family truly blessed?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 27 

Key Verse: Genesis 27:19

Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”

This painful, destructive experience with husband, wife, and twin sons could’ve been avoided if Isaac and Rebekah had been communicating. Look at the mistakes. Rebekah listens in on a private conversation. She then plots dishonestly; she encourages Jacob to deceive and tell an outright lie. As a result, Esau is filled with hatred and contemplates murder. Jacob is forced to run away from home and his character is twisted and bent so badly that he spends years in deception and deceit. The lesson here must be this… Mom, Dad, Husband, Wife, communicate in Christian love and understanding. Are you working together with God to make your family truly blessed?

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear God, please use this daily devotional to teach me to listen to You as I read Your Word and then talk to You about what I’ve read. Good communication with You will make all the difference in my ability to communicate with my loved ones. Therefore, I throw myself on Your love and grace. Through the Name of the greatest Communicator, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

It was at the Church of England, Holy Trinity, Brompton, in London (where the “Alpha” course originated) that I experienced most deeply the answer to the prayer I’ve just typed. While at the altar the Lord showed me clearly that I had hurt Norma-Jean deeply. Until that moment I was blissfully unaware of what I now realized was a truly stupid, uncaring action. It had happened shortly after our wedding and, without going into detail, I knew that immediately after my return to Canada I must humbly and honestly ask Norma-Jean’s forgiveness. I also repented before God and, until today, I pray fervently that I may communicate well and wisely with my beloved wife. The Apostle Peter, a married man, whose wife accompanied him according to Paul, wrote very wise words as found in 1 Peter 3. Please take time to read verses 1-7. In particular verse seven has been a word from God to me. My prayers were being hindered by my insensitivity to my wife. That must never happen again.

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