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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!


Genesis 32:26b

But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”


The night before he was to meet his brother Esau for the first time in 20 years, since he had deceived his father and stolen Esau’s blessing, Jacob had a God encounter. Whether it was God, an angel, or a man Jacob wrestled with, the spiritual/physical experience Jacob had that night left him with a permanent limp, a name change, and a New Destiny. It all happened because Jacob, out of fear and desperation of what lay ahead of him, said to the Lord, “I will not let go of You until You bless me!”


Sometimes you don’t really know you’re stuck at the bottom of the lake until you look up and catfish are swimming just above you! Man that’s DOWN there! In his most desperate of situations, Jacob somehow entertained God Himself and said, “I can’t let this moment go until You turn my “DEAL around.” Jacob had such a huge victory from God that night that he was never the same again. Don’t be afraid if you are at the bottom of the lake right now. Say, “God I won’t quit … I’m not going to die … I won’t drown … Get me out of this mess … Please Bless Me!” God still hears and answers prayer. I believe you will be delivered. You will come up for air. You will live!! And someday you will tell your kids, “One day … I WRESTLED GOD!”


Dear Jesus,

Today I thank You for the different times in my life YOU stayed with me so that I could live to tell about it! Amen

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