July 23, 2015 “What a Night…and a New Day”
Genesis 32:31-32 (NIV)
31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.
What a night...to wrestle with God and survive the encounter…and to come out blessed! I’d be willing to bet that as this new day began, there was not only warmth on his back…but a new warmth in his heart…even as he limped away. I can’t help but think about Paul and his infirmity…
Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NIV)
What has the Lord used to keep you humble “so that Christ’s power may rest on” you?
How has God blessed you…warmed your heart, lately…even in the midst of a struggle?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Blessings to you and yours!