Aug. 20, 2015


534_Psalm23_Shepherd-Lamb-628The common element we have with sheep is the propensity to get lost and stray away from the path once we leave home. Satan then by circumstances that he created begins to steal away our joy and happiness thus, causing us to lose our focus, which then causes a child of God to wonder aimlessly into self-destruction until Satan has us believing we can’t go back.

He tells us, Christ will not accept you, you have gone too far, my world is now your only home. Then our hope fades with each day we stay away. In Jacob’s fight with God, It says that God was not able to prevail against Jacob Genesis 32:25 (KJV) But God has his limitation that He sets.

If you are fighting God, he will not overpower you. He will not take away our will or force us to come home to Him. This must be our choice, this is our Salvation at stake. Either Life through Christ, or destruction, as we allow the God of this world to control our destiny.

And at daybreak, God asks Jacob to let him go, and Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me. This was Jacob’s choice, asking for salvation, and it must also be ours. But we must, like Jacob, hold on, and through our faith stay focused, and endure.

And God did bless Jacob “And God told Jacob You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem imgresin the hand of your God. And Jacob says, “I saw God face to face and my life was spared.”

That my friends is the way to struggle with God. Oh what a wonderful God we serve. Only after Jacob wrestles with God is he ready to return home and face the consequences of his sin that he had run away from years earlier. And when he reunited with his brother, he was reunited with God.

Now he is ready to complete his journey home as he heads back to Bethel, the place where he first encountered God while running from the sin that he had created from his own self interest and not God’s. So my friends today, Wake up and say with Jacob: “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it…

iStock_000006267207XSmall-300x200How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” Genesis 28:16,17 (KJV)  This is home my friends, “For there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” Luke 15:7 (NASB)

That text tell us that God’s love is never ending as our lives become transformed and God calls us back home to His love, guidance and protection. To most of us home is a wonderful place. Home was a place where we felt accepted and loved.

But now if we have left, it is only a distance memory when the Lord was our Shepherd and we never wanted, because God always lead us in the path of righteousness, for His name sake. But the good news is, when we cannot find our way back home, God will find a way to lead us back to him.

Oh what a God we serve “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I” Isaiah 65:1 (KJV)


My Friends, where there is no vision, the people perish…..Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)


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