Time to Go–Genesis 31 part 1

 Oh, look it’s time to go.  After 20 years of working for his father-in-law, Jacob knew it was time to go.  God made him wealthy despite the attempts by his father in law to cheat.  God made him prosperous with 4 wives and 11 sons.  Finally, God made him aware of the attitude of the father in law and their family.  Through those signals, God let Jacob know it was time to go. 

When we are walking with God, we are seeking his plan for our lives, as well.  In our hunt, God reveals himself and his plan as we journey.  We , as his children need to see the  signs and make appropriate changes in our lives.  When we do, then we can be blessed and enjoy God’s provision for us.  When we fail to seek him, we can miss the signs or simply refuse to follow.  When we do that, then we experience much difficulty.  Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all the other things will be added in his time.  Thank you Lord for your provision and your assistance. 

God Bless You.

Jacob heard that Laban’s sons were saying, “Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father.” 2 And Jacob noticed that Laban’s attitude toward him was not what it had been. 3 Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”

4 So Jacob sent word to Rachel and Leah to come out to the fields where his flocks were. 5 He said to them, “I see that your father’s attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me. 6 You know that I’ve worked for your father with all my strength, 7 yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me. 8 If he said, ‘The speckled ones will be your wages,’ then all the flocks gave birth to speckled young; and if he said, ‘The streaked ones will be your wages,’ then all the flocks bore streaked young. 9 So God has taken away your father’s livestock and has given them to me. 14 Then Rachel and Leah replied, “Do we still have any share in the inheritance of our father’s estate? 15 Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us. 16 Surely all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our children. So do whatever God has told you.”

17 Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels, 18 and he drove all his livestock ahead of him, along with all the goods he had accumulated in Paddan Aram,[a] to go to his father Isaac in the land of Canaan

 

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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