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Today's reading: Genesis 33:1-5

As I was thinking through the entire scenario of Jacob and Esau reuniting, the first words Jacob speaks to Esau touched my heart. I kept going back to them. Because Jacob is on the move with all of his family, servants, and possessions (it was a large caravan), Esau asks Jacob who all the people are with him as soon as they meet. Without hesitation, Jacob replies in a way that is quite telling.

"And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, 'Who are these with you?' Jacob said, 'The children whom God has graciously given your servant.'" (vs. 5)

Jacob could have conveyed to Esau that this large group of people and possessions were his using many other descriptive words, but he didn't. Instead, his immediate and default response highlighted God. Jacob chose to give God the credit for all that he had. I love how in less than a few seconds, Jacob is able to communicate to Esau—first and foremost—that he is a follower of and relying upon God and, as a result of this, that he is a changed man.

When someone asks you about your life and the things you have—your family, your positive attitude, your job, things you possess, etc.—is your default response to give God the credit (and in so doing open the door to sharing God's love through salvation in Christ with them)? How intentional are you about highlighting God as being your provider and the director of your life? Tami

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Tami, I would hope that I will be more intentional this year about bringing up the Lord as my Savior,Provider and Director of my life every opportunity that I have each day.
The Bible has made it clear that we are to share the Gospel of salvation to all those we come in contact with each day.

May I have opportunities to witness because others see my positive attitude that open the doors to share God's love through salvation in Christ with them.

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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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