Thursday, February 26, 2009

MVOTW

This week's memory verse comes from the passage that we studied in my CBS (Community Bible Study) class.

Jacob (soon to be renamed Israel) fears the retribution that may come with the imminent meeting of his long estranged twin brother, Esau. He finally comes to God (before, God had always come to Jacob first) and humbly acknowledges how greatly God has blessed him.

Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two camps.
His prayer is a great reminder for me about how much God has blessed me in my life and how I need to thank Him instead of taking those blessings (like plentiful food, a reliable car and home, a good job for J, etc.) for granted. Who am I that God would choose to bless me? How Great and Awesome is the God I serve! May I remember His blessings in times of trouble and times of joy. It is so easy to either complain when things are tough and forget His great love for me and His compassion. It is also easy to only think I need God when times are tough and just coast when times are easy. I need to be daily thankful for whatever blessing (good or seemingly tumultuous) that He sends our way.

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