THE WORD SIROCCO
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Month Theme: Spiritual Warfare and the Jubilee
Topic: Stay Alive
Scripture Reading: Genesis 32:10-32
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
There is a time to get busy taking our families over. At this point, we have acquired a skill and are engrossed in the complicated task of negotiating for our place in life. In the process of fighting for these, we must stay alive. Jacob survived the torture involved in his quest to have his name in the right perspective. When Jacob wrestled with the angel of the Lord, his main preoccupation was to stay alive after wrestling.
Don’t lose your credibility as you seek the crest of life. Don’t lose your respect as you seek reward. Your honour must be preserved as you seek to make history. Your career must not jeopardize your character. The end does not always justify the means. Your life is more important to your family than the things you acquire for them. Pride will always lead to a fall. Stay humble. Competition may force you into things you have not been assigned to do. Don’t yield to this temptation. Over-ambition is a killer. You are not called to do everything.
Jacob said he had seen God face to face and his life was preserved (Genesis 32:30). He wrestled and determined to stay alive. He refused to die and the sun rose upon him (Genesis 32:31). You have to devise your strategies now. Stay alive because the sun will rise upon you. The sunset of your life is not yet. Jacob’s hipbone was dislocated; he was in pain but refused to die. God’s will is for you to stay alive. He will preserve you (Psalm 66:12). The waters of affliction may come like a flood. Fire is breaking out everywhere. Nevertheless, you have the ability to survive. Stay alive. Verbalise your decision to stay alive (Psalm 118:17-18). SAY IT LOUD!
Prayer: Pray and declare that you’ll be alive and well to enjoy the better years ahead of you.
“The Jubilee” by Eastwood Anaba
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