I will not let You go untill You bless me
I took quite a time out of posting on this blog, truth is i became a bit intimidated of posting, im not sure what the reason is. but i feel it’s important to just keep going when all odds seem against you , when for some reason you discouraged yourself , and yet you know what you are doing is good ,and can help many , keep on going. ..
It is pretty hard to get used to type my thoughts instead of just keeping them inside my mind as usual. …
Anyway , i stumbled across this scriptures and i thought of sharing them with you :
Jacob Wrestles with God – Genesis 32
22And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. 23And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
24And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. 29And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. 30And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. 31And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. 32Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew that shrank.
My thoughts on this is that it’s so amazing how , at times , God seems to openly reject our requests , only to stimulate persistence in prayer. I’m thinking it’s not that easy to wrestle , not an angel but i believe this was Jesus Himself, because angels do not change people’s names and they do not bless people… and then i am reminded of how i pray … do i cling to Him like Jacob did ? How could He resist our prayers if we would all pray like that ? From what i have found out the simplest prayers are the most powerful prayers … He is all mighty and all powerful , hence there’s no need to wonder if He would be able to fulfill our prayers, sure He can do that !! He made heavens and earth didn’t He ? you can see with your own eyes just how amazing and how huge this world is, so that being said , there’s no question about God’s ability to fulfill our requests . but how do we request Him ?
First of all i should tell you my experience… i was a few months into learning my ways about God , and i was telling a friend how i discovered i had no idea what to pray … what i been doing till then were sketchy , clumsy attempts at praying (or at least i thoughts so ) …
That was until my friend had an issue dealing where she just texted me to pray asap . i was sooo puzzled… what did she mean ? asap meaning now ? i did started praying though … i had no idea what i was praying for . so i prayed for her protection and so on … turns out she actually needed God’s protection at that very moment… on the other hand i realized something … the urgency of the prayer… when something in your heart burns … you don’t follow , etiquette , rules , this .. that … you grab a hold of Him in prayer and you hold on to Him for your dear life. and i believe this is what He wants of our prayers .. when we pray for specific things , even when we pray for others , do so as if our lives depend on Him , because we actually do. And sometimes, as in the above scripture , our encounter with God may require a bit of stubbornness … and the reason for this is that God often times wants to see you really really really want that blessing from Him… and i can’t help also wondering how often we pray things and then never persist in prayer and we forget all about them. this is certainly something to think about isn’t it ?