Today’s Scripture Reading: Genesis 28:6-30:24
It was an ordinary night on the road to Haran. Jacob found a good place to set up camp and a smooth stone to rest his head. His plan was to get some much-needed rest.
But once he closed his eyes, everything changed. He was escorted into the presence of the Living God!
The only regret Jacob seemed to have on that special night was his unawareness of the presence of God.
God can be hovering over us but if we’re not looking for Him we just might miss Him.
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!” –Genesis 28:16
I wonder how many times we’ve been in the presence of God and were completely clueless. God doesn’t always come in “awesomeness” and He doesn’t always send angels. Sometimes God shows up on an ordinary day, in an ordinary place and uses ordinary people to represent Him.
Jacob was so overwhelmed by the presence of God he named the place “Bethel” which means house of God.
Are you wondering where God is?
Will you hear Him when He speaks?
Or is the noise of your life so loud God can’t get your attention?
Don’t miss Him!
©2013, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Genesis 30:25-31:55