A Jacob Experience, Part 4: The eternal promise

My summary of what I have learned from the story of Jacob would not be complete without touching on the eternal perspectives that this story demonstrates to me. It took Jacob many years, and many ups and downs, for him to get to that place where he could find peace in God, and see allContinue reading “A Jacob Experience, Part 4: The eternal promise”

A Jacob Experience, Part 3: The prosperity

Last week and this week, I have been sharing what I have been learning from Jacob’s story in the Bible. I just love how God makes his word come alive and speak to us in every season. This story gives me hope and encouragement. It reminds me that no matter how things seem in theContinue reading “A Jacob Experience, Part 3: The prosperity”

A Jacob Experience, Part 2: The restoration

Sometimes I find it difficult to look inwards and see the things in me that I need to allow God to work on. God, however is gracious and compassionate. In His infinite patience, he waits until I come to the end of my own schemes and plans to show me a better way. To showContinue reading “A Jacob Experience, Part 2: The restoration”

A Jacob experience, Part 1: The brokenness

This post is the first of four that will discuss what I have been learning from the story of Jacob recorded in Genesis. I hope you will find it an enjoyable, thought provoking, and encouraging read. This story reminds me of the goodness of God, and how He works over time, through multiple generations, despiteContinue reading “A Jacob experience, Part 1: The brokenness”

Surrender that leads to Power

Come unto Jesus Give Him your life today Come unto Jesus Let Him have his way Come unto Jesus Lyrics, Dallas Holm This song reflects my heart’s desire today: That I would learn to truly go to Jesus, for everything big and small. That I would truly learn to trust Jesus, when the darkness beforeContinue reading “Surrender that leads to Power”

Brokenness and restoration

I heard some very strange noises outside my window. It was as if someone was violently breaking the earth, shaking the foundation that holds our little apartment. Naturally, I rushed to the window to see. I live on the third floor, so death through crushed rubble is a very possible reality if something were toContinue reading “Brokenness and restoration”

Good things are coming, just wait for it!

Have you ever seen real, natural honey dripping? Because it is very thick and viscous, it takes time to move when one is pouring it out. This quality of honey becomes especially pronounced when there is very little left. Honey teaches me patience. It reminds me that sometimes we have to wait for the goodContinue reading “Good things are coming, just wait for it!”

Hearing God in tough times

If one googles “How to hear God in tough times” a lot of things come up. Some are uplifting, some are a bit strange. It’s difficult to know what is what sometimes. I’m learning that sometimes it helps to go back to the old school way – cracking open a book. I came across thisContinue reading “Hearing God in tough times”