PLEADING WITH GOD
Today's Reading: Genesis 25-26
Key Verse: Genesis 25:21
Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Isaac and Rebekah had been married for 19 years but had no children. Isaac became desperate in his prayers. He believed the promise and God gave double…twins. Rebekah prayed also and she received a special word from God (25:23).
However, the girl with the ambition to water the camels now took things into her own hands and tried to produce God's plan rather than letting God do it.
Human effort is necessary, but to revert to our own resources alone, after having prayed and received God's provision, may not change the final outcome, and will cause heartache along the way.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father God, above all I desire Your will as expressed in Your promises. Grant me the grace to wait on You, making my time and effort available to You, and at the same time to know that You are working all things according to Your will. Like Isaac, I plead fervently with You in prayer. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus' Name, Amen!
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