Prayer-Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. Go Fight Win. Amen.
Jacob and Esau
19 This is the account of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram [a] and sister of Laban the Aramean.
21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, "Why is this happening to me?" So she went to inquire of the LORD.
23 The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."
24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. [b] 26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau's heel; so he was named Jacob. [c] Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.
The patriarchs (fathers) of the Old Testament had problems conceiving. Remember Isaac’s father Abraham was very old before he had Ishmael, and then Isaac. Now it appears that Isaac will not have a son with Rebekah. Isaac is a man of God, and he prays for a son. God answers his prayer with two.
Is it okay to ask God for things while we pray? Sure, while prayer should not just be a wish list to God, it is okay and natural to request things from God. Remember a
few things though. God sees the whole picture, we don’t. What we think we really need may not fit God’s plan. God does things in His time. We tend to be impatient and greedy. Isaac waited until he was sixty to have sons not because he wanted to, but because that was what God had planned.
We can and should ask for God’s help in all we do. We should be careful what we pray for-we just might get it.
Prayer- Dear Lord, Thank you for you do and all you give us. Give us wisdom to ask for the things that would do the most good, and patience to wait until the right time to receive them. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Things to do- Read Genesis 25:27-34