Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Children Expectation of God
St. Andrews MTC, NY
Verse 27, “The boys grew up and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was a quiet man, staying among the tents”.
We all know this passage pretty well. This begins the account of Isaac, a wise man who sought the heart of God. After pleading with God for many years, his wife Rebekah was pregnant with twin boys.
As Isaac pleaded with God for children, so the Bible encourages us to ask and even plead for our most personal and important requests. I believe that God wants to grant our requests, but He wants us to ask Him. Even then, as Isaac learned, God may decide to withhold His answer for a while in order to allow us to mature so we can use His gifts more wisely. I also believe that He wants to broaden our appreciation for His answers. It also allows us to deepen our insight into what we really need.Jacob and Esau were prayed for. Isaac and Rebekah constantly prayed to the Lord for children, and after being childless for a long period of time, obtained them by prayer. Although the fulfillment of God’s promise is sure, it may sometimes be a slow process. We need to remember that, as believers, our faith and patience may be stretched to its limits. In all our doubts, we should inquire of our Lord by prayer.
PRAYERLord, enable us to turn our worries over to You. We need Your strength to face life with faith, with passion. We need You to be our guide all the way. Amen
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:"Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." - Unkown