The Tenacity of Jacob
by Randy Chambers, 2011-04-12
Genesis 32:26, NIV: "…But Jacob replied, 'I
will not let you go unless you bless me.'"
Stubborn, tenacious Jacob; he refused to let go of the Angel of the Lord until
the Angel blessed him. And so he did. The Lord blessed Jacob and as such, Jacob
left his encounter with the Lord a changed man. Jacob was never the same again.
Consider such tenacity within our own lives. With great resolve we might
approach God today and say, "I will not leave this time with You until I am
changed by You." Or, "I will not stop..." praying, reading His Word, or fasting,
until I am blessed, impacted and transformed by the presence of God. There is
within such determination a knowledge that what you have is insufficient, and
that the only place you will find the All sufficient is in the presence of God.
Imagine how such a determination would change your life—transforming you so you
will never be the same again.