Morning Encouragement for 5/18/2022

Good morning,

Yesterday, I talked about how favoritism divided the two brothers Jacob and Esau. If Esau had taken five minutes to talk with Jacob and let Jacob know he was not alright with what transpired, he might have found out that the real culprit was his mother not his brother. the problem Jacob had was that his name means “he who grabs the heel” or “thief”. Esau was relying on his opinion of Jacob in lieu of hard evidence. Rebekah may have felt justified for what she did and in the end, Esau did serve Jacob. The thing is when G-d promises us something it is not up to us to see the promise is fulfilled, it is up to Him. When we force prophecy to occur, we also create trouble in our homes or, “the wind” (Proverbs 11:29).

Readings: Genesis 27:30-46, Proverbs 11:29, Psalms 100, Matthew 18:1-6


Thank you for this brand new morning. You are the G-d who fulfills us, builds up, helps us in adversity and teaches us patience in suffering. We are not told why Rebekah acted as she did other than to ensure Esau would serve Jacob according to the prophecy. You leave out these tidbits so that we can fill in the blanks when we are presented with similar situations. Unfortunately, like Rebekah, when it looks like Your promise is going to be thwarted we step in to defend You. The thing is Your word is never thwarted and we do not need to defend Your honor. We simply need to trust you. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
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