MAY WE PREPARE SOME GIFTS/PRESENTS
FOR OUR ENEMIES or for our loved ones?
Jacob stayed where he was for the night and prepared a present for Esau:
War was looming between the two brothers and the very same brother who is preparing some gifts for Esau was the one who was on the wrong.
We live in this world with lot of mistakes and we were created very good according to Genesis chapter one, but we were not created perfect. So the element of perfection we do not have and we are always striving for perfection in our Christian Journey.
a) That is why we pray,
b) That is why we read the Word of God
c) That is why we go to Church always for God to speak to our inner lives.
d) That is why we are practicing humility.
e) That is why we ask for forgiveness time and again from our fellow brothers and sisters and the worldly people at large
f) That is why we do all the spiritual exercises since we want to be pure and holy before our loving God.
g) We almost all of us have some broken relationships.
h) We almost all of us have serious enemies around us.
2. MOST UNFORTUNATELY TIME IS NOT BRINGING ANY RESTORATION OF FRIENDSHIP.
2.1. It was now many years down the line when Jacob was away to his uncle Laban. His going away for so many years never resolved the standing problem back home.
2.2. He was now married with two wives and many children and animals that he worked for and some tricked his uncle to have the very strong animals.
2.3. He run away from his uncle while the uncle was not at home, he took everything that belonged to him and left without any Farewell.
2.4. Laban caught up with him on the road and he was nearly killed if it was not God who intervened during the night and spoke strong to Laban “Be Careful what you say to Jacob said God”
2.5. But now it was time for Jacob to face reality of what he did and his mother to steal Esau’s blessings day light from his blind father Isaac.
3. JACOB HAD A PLAN TO APPEASE HIS BROTHER.
3.1. Jacob prepared some presents for his brother Esau.
3.2. Gifts are acts of kindness and humility.
3.3. Gifts are able to turn the sad and bad situations to be normal.
3.4. Gifts can really bring a smile where there was a serious war.
3.5. Gifts can settle some serious hurts that happened in the past.
3.6. Gifts are able to appease a real serious death situation to normally.
3.7. Gifts (appreciation) makes the pastors to smile and forget the bad treatment the Church did to them
May we try to practice this act of kindness and let us wait and see the good or excellent results thereafter. I am convinced that the world can be a better place for all of us to live in if we can practice this little gesture of appreciating one another in a very small way of saying to the next person,
“You are so important in my life”
“I need you in my life”
“You mean so much in my life”
“You are my hero or heroine in my life”
“You are so special in my life”
“May I buy you lunch or take you out on Saturday?”
“May I visit you?”
“May I have your bank details?”
Try this and see what is going to happen, let us swallow our prides and mend broken relationships.
God be with you and be highly blessed.
Sharon Baptist Church
From: John Sigudla [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 01 September 2017 08:53 AM
To: ontihetse tlhomelang
Subject: BREAD OF LIFE DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT
Beloved in the Lord.
Let is eat and be full in our spiritual life.
Find attached today bread of life devotional thought.