Present and Answering

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Today's reading: Genesis 35:1-15

God once again instructs Jacob to move his family and possessions, and Jacob obediently responds. This time the destination is Bethel, the place where Jacob encountered God in a dream on his journey to his mother Rebekah's homeland (Genesis 28).

Jacob's demeanor and his attitude toward God encouraged me today. I was especially moved by his verbal recognition and praise of God as being his ever-present help.

"Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, so that I may make there an altar to the God who answers me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone" (vs. 3).

When you start out each day, do you think about and recognize that God is with you wherever you go? Why is this important? What's one example of how God has been a present and answering God to you in the past week? Tami

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What a wonderful idea to start out each day, thinking about and recognize that God is with me wherever you go, Tami
I have failed the Lord in that I do not intentionally thinking about Him although I know He is with me and I talk/pray daily to Him. I believe these two verses among many others are examples of why it is important to intentionally THINK about God's presence is with me wherever I go. I would never want to go anywhere that would displease Him.

Joshua 1:9(NASB) "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do
not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is
with you wherever you go.”

Psalms 34:18(NASB) "The Lord is NEAR to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are [a]crushed in spirit."

Why is this important? These above verses plus many more Bible verses show that when we know/think God is with us wherever we go we do not need to tremble/be afraid,be dismayed,when brokenhearted or crushed in spirit.
This verse in Psalms 119:11 (KJV) "thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee."says if we are thinking about God's word we are not likely to sin again Him.

Knowing God is present is a great comfort and peace even though my heart is broken.I know He will be my daily strength and Friend.

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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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