Scripture Reading For Today — Psalm 32:8; Gen 30:25-40
Today's bible text continues in the vein of the direction that the Holy Spirit had been leading us to pray over the past three days.
We have been learning about, and meditating on the powerful miracles that are at the end of our being able to see with the eyes of faith from God's perspective.
Yesterday, we understood that Jesus's strategy for a successful ministry was to do what the Father showed or told Him to do.
In our main text today, we see Jacob also benefitting greatly from his ability to see God at work in his situation. He had served his uncle Laban for over 14 years for both Leah and Rachel, and now asked Laban to release him so he could return to his home. (Gen 30:25-27)
Laban in keeping with his crafty, selfish dealings with Jacob over the years, refused to release him and send him off with the customary discharge payment, but instead agreed to an extension of servitude for Jacob in a deal that seemed to be entirely in Laban’s favour, with Jacob disadvantaged and starting with nothing! (Gen 30:28-36)
But then, God stepped in on Jacob’s behalf! By a miraculous intervention of God’s hands in Jacob’s affair, God turned the story around for Jacob, turned the table on Laban, and prospered Jacob immensely against all odds! (Gen 30:37-43).
What really happened? We read about how Jacob set the peeled and stripped rods in front of the flocks to miraculously alter the set course of nature, but let’s pick up the story from Gen 31:1-13 to see the underlying source or cause of the miracle.
As Jacob later explained to his wives in Gen 31:10-13; the strategy that brought about Jacob’s miracle was delivered to him in a dream.
God showed Jacob His plans for him, and Jacob simply did as God showed him —Jacob received divine instructions for his breakthrough!
And the result,
“Thus the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.” Gen 30:43
Prayer Focus — Psalm 32:8
You have been praying for God to show or tell you what to do.
Today, you will go a step further by praying for Him to give you both the wisdom and divine strategies to accomplish the vision He has put in your heart, and the strategies to accomplish the breakthrough you are believing Him for, or the establishment of the prophetic words that have been spoken into your life.
Again, specifically bring the Year 2018 before God, and pray for God to release / reveal the strategies that you need for the season.
Pray for increased sensitivity to the voice and leading of the Holy Spirit and for clarity to understand His promptings.
Pray for God to overturn the wisdom table of the adversary and turn their schemes to defraud, rob or cheat you of your rightful reward, to be frustrated and annulled in the Name Of Jesus.
Pastor Wale Ola