“And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank” (Genesis 32:22-32).
Today’s Morsel: Did you get ahold of God before you crossed over into this New Year to see what God wanted you to do? Jacob had to cross over the forge Jabbok, but he needed some answers. While he wrestled with the Lord all night until the breaking of day, Jacob held on even in pain and suffering and came away with three new promises. First, he would have a new name, Israel. Second, he had seen God and his life was preserved. And third, he would have a new walk. What promises did God have for you for this new year? Did you spend time with Him to find about them?
Sing: Victory ahead! Victory ahead! Through the blood of Jesus, there's victory ahead. Trusting in the Lord, I hear the Conquer's tread, by faith I see the victory head.
Thought For Today: Remember, you have never passed this way before.
HAPPY & BLESSED 2018!