January 14

Discover Your Destiny...Like Jacob (cont)

“When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it…and this stone that I have setup as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.” Genesis 28:16, 22

Today we continue our look at Jacob's encounter with God. Because of this experience, Jacob went from being characterized as a taker, to being known as a giver. It was all due to meeting the living God personally. Look at the God he met: God is a Dream-Maker (Genesis 28:12). God came to Jacob with a dream for a glorious future. God always puts dreams about the future in our hearts. Jacob awoke to a wonderful truth. Beforehand, he did not know that he was at the house of God and the gate of heaven. God delights in giving us dreams and then seeing them come to pass.

God is a Promise-Keeper (Genesis 28:13). God reveals Hiruse1f not with just a generic name for God, but the covenant name of Yahweh. God is a God who makes promises and keeps them. He does what He says He will do.

God is a Work-Giver (Genesis 28:13). He speaks. The verse says, “and He said.” God reveals Himself clearly to His people through the Bible, which are His oral words in written form. Jacob had been stumbling around wondering, until he heard the voice of God.

God is a Living God (Genesis 28:13). God does not identify Himself as, “I was the God of your father Abraham." But rather He says, “I am the God of your father Abraham.”

Prayer For today: Great and Awesome God, thank You for being our Lord and King! You are so merciful to us. We are enlightened with hope by the dreams You place in our hearts. Your word is truth, and the promises You make sustain us. Thank You God, for blessing our souls. Amen.

Personal Prayer: “Lord, I want to please You! What do You want me to do to help make the dreams of our church come true?”