He’s Always Looking Out For You
"THE LORD IS IN THIS PLACE, AND I WAS NOT AWARE OF IT." Genesis 28:16 NIV
Aren’t you glad God’s presence isn’t reserved for people who deserve it? He visits whiners and complainers, the impatient, those who are fed up with life, the doubtful and indecisive; He visits people who don’t even agree on His existence and He reveals Himself to those who’ve followed Him their whole lives; His kids who’ve been saved by His grace. For example, Jacob wasn’t really spiritual. Running away after swindling his brother and lying to his father, he didn’t deserve what God did for him. After stopping for the night , he dreamed he saw a ladder to Heaven with angels on it, ascending and descending. Then God gave him this promise: ‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go’ (Genesis 28:15 NIV). When Jacob awoke next morning he said, ‘The Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’ Author, Pearl Buck said, ‘We see God every day, we just don’t recognize Him.’ Some of us are ‘tuned in’ when it comes to sensing His presence; others like Jacob can ‘miss it’ cause their focus is else where.
Listen: ‘Whether we’re aware of it or not… every moment… we’re encountering God… who is trying to catch our attention.’ You never know how He’ll make himself known to you or who He’ll speak through. After the resurrection Mary Magdalene thought Jesus was just the gardener! God can use all kinds of things to wake us up to Him; a miraculous healing, a restored relationship, or even a really hard time. Later God revealed Himself to Jacob by wrestling with him and dislocating his hip. What will it take to get your attention?
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