“Your name is no longer Jacob. From now on it is Israel (God-Wrestler); you’ve wrestled with God and you’ve come through.” Genesis 32:28 (Msg)
The story of Jacob speaks to me of someone desperate for a deep, deep blessing from God. Jacob wanted it so much that he was willing to wrestle with God through the night. He wasn’t about to let up and, in fact, said, “I’m not letting you go until you bless me.” Genesis 32:26 (Msg)
Jacob had a deep need to be restored at the core of his person. There are depths in each of us that only God knows. He wants to go there with each of us. He wants to bless us in the deepest place. He wants to meet us at the core of our being.
God knows the depths of our possibility, the depths of our potential. God knows the depths of our capacity and the depths of our destiny. Jacob was more than a dreamer. He was willing to wrestle with (even) God to get his blessing.
– What is your deepest need today?
– What are you willing to wrestle for?
Dear Father, Thank You that Your perfect love means You desire to bless us. You want to meet us in our deepest places and bless us at the core of our being. Meet me there, today, Lord. I need Your blessing. I love You. Amen.