Content to Rely

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Today's reading: Genesis 26:15-34

God blesses Isaac and Rebekah as they live in the country of Gerar. And as God continues to show Isaac favor, Isaac keeps his focus on following and serving God in and through all circumstances.

As I read Genesis 26:15-34, I was struck how the things of the world (money, power, possessions, conflict) didn't seem to tempt or impact Isaac. He's wealthy, but he isn't consumed with seeking after and acquiring more money. He's powerful, yet he isn't power hungry. He's treated unfairly by Abimelech asking him to leave, but he doesn't lash out or seek any sort of revenge. He's wronged by Abimelech's men, yet instead of fighting back and creating tension over wells, he chooses to move on to another spot. Isaac's actions and words in this passage put before us a picture of someone who has chosen to rely fully on God and because of this reliance, he is content to grow and thrive exactly where God has placed him. "Thank you, God, for the reminder that relying on You, no matter our circumstances, is always the best choice."

How are you relying on God right now, in your current circumstances? What did you learn from this account about being content and thriving in your present situation? Tami

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Currently, I'm relying on good a number of things. So thankful that He never fails.

sometimes life is dull, yet we content ourselves in the Lord--and being content in the Lord is being in His will -- that should never be dull!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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