God wrestling

Monday October 22nd, Genesis 32: 26 The man said, "Let me go; it's daybreak." Jacob said, "I'm not letting you go 'til you bless me." 27 The man said, "What's your name?" He answered, "Jacob." 28 The man said, "But no longer. Your name is no longer Jacob. From now on it's Israel (God-Wrestler); you've wrestled with God and you've come through." Have you ever wrestled with God? Have you ever come before God in prayer time after time after time? Wrestling with God is a great metaphor for prayer. All too often our prayer is gimme, gimme, gimme, or else it is filled with eloquent, but often empty, words of praise. Think of a relationship with a significant other. If all the conversation is give me or false praise, it is soon seen for what it is, shallow. The good conversations with a loved one involve a bit of wrestling, and a whole lot of honesty. When our prayer is wrestling with God, it is honest and the words count little. Wrestle with God today and know that today, tomorrow and the next day, God will always come down.


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