Jan 9 – Two Nations

The beginning of two nations.

“Two nations are in your womb,  
and two peoples from within you shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the older shall serve the younger.”         –Genesis 25:23 (ESV)

Throughout the bible we see how God takes people, full of errors, and raises them up to do great things for his kingdom.  Jacob, the younger and weaker of the brothers, coerces Esau into giving up his birthright.  Then, later, Jacob with his mothers help, deceives his father. Despite Esau’s self-centeredness and despite Jacob and Rachel’s deceit, they are all used to bring about the promise of ‘nations’.

What were you designed, created, to do?  Will you do great things in God’s kingdom that resonate loudly that or will your footsteps be quiet ones, ones you won’t see until later?  Have you heard the call?  Are you listening?

Don’t worry, God’s time is perfect, and even if you are refusing to hear Him, His will will be known to you and you will complete the tasks you need to complete.  Rather than run from his callings or ignore them because they frighten you or don’t fit into your plans turn to God, fall on your knees and say, “I accept this call”.  Then do the best you can. Neither Abraham nor Rachel knew where their answered prayer, the pregnancy, would lead.  Nor did they understand what their actions in raising their sons would lead to.  They only knew God had heard them and answered them and now they had to do the best they could do.

Lord God, You created me to touch lives, to love others, to answer Your call.  Forgive me for the times when I’ve turned away, when I have ignored You, when I have put myself before You.  Clean out my ears and open my heart so I hear Your call and let me run full speed into it.


Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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