The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking; he rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. 19 The good man does not escape all troubles—he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one. Psalm 34:18-19
What’s more, I am with you, and will protect you wherever you go, and will bring you back safely to this land; I will be with you constantly until I have finished giving you all I am promising.”
Then Jacob woke up. “God lives here!” he exclaimed in terror. “I’ve stumbled into his home! This is the awesome entrance to heaven!” 18 The next morning he got up very early and set his stone headrest upright as a memorial pillar, and poured olive oil over it. 19 He named the place Bethel (“House of God”), though the previous name of the nearest village was Luz.
And Jacob vowed this vow to God: “If God will help and protect me on this journey and give me food and clothes, and will bring me back safely to my father, then I will choose Jehovah as my God! Genesis 28: 15-20
God’s covenant promise to Abraham and Isaac was offered to Jacob as well. But it was not enough to be Abraham’s grandson. Jacob had to establish his own personal relationship with God. God has no grandchildren. Each person must have a personal relationship with Him. It is not enough to hear wonderful stories about Christians in your family. You need to become part of the story yourself.
Lillie C. Branch, Guest Narrator of Emmanuel Community Church
A friend of mine invited us to her church on Sunday. God was faithful to talk to my heart again about the generations. Her son who is off to college soon sang a song called “Keep Me”. He sang lyrics that conveyed that He has chosen Jesus to be his personal savior and will trust in the Lord to keep him safe on his new journey. He has chosen Jesus for himself. He is creating his own story with Jesus separate from his parents.
Each child has the power to create their story with Jesus separate from their family, and God will keep you in the palm of His hand. It is not enough to be a believer of Jesus–we must be a follower of Him.
Choose today whom you will serve and follow. He is your friend, strong tower, provider……
Please take the time to listen to the full song on YouTube. YOU will be blessed! It’s a worship song of prayer!