Growing Up

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Today's reading: Genesis 30:25-43

Despite Jacob's rocky beginnings with living rightly, God continues to walk alongside him, guiding, directing and strengthening him. So when we reach Genesis 30:25-43, what a different Jacob we see compared to the foolish and greedy young man we saw in Genesis 25 and 27. Jacob is now a mature and grown up godly man who is ready to break ties with Laban and take care of his own family, workers and possessions.

This chapter caused me to look back over my own life and consider how God has used difficulty, trials, sadness, victories and accomplishments to draw me closer to Him and in so doing, help me grow spiritually. I'm thankful that hindsight is 20/20 because it lets me know that even if I don't understand what's happening in the here and now, I can confidently trust God knowing that He will use it for my ultimate growth and good.

Take a few minutes to look back at the past 10, 20, 30 or more years. How has God worked in your life to draw you closer to Him? What were some key life experiences (good or difficult) that prompted and generated spiritual growth? How were you encouraged by this account? Tami

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Jacob's continued transformation is at work here. The Lord is molding him continually. Jacob's a great example of someone who started poorly, but finished well.

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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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