<i>Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed (Gen. 32:28).</i> Before God could reveal to Jacob the wonderful future He had planned for him – God needed to have Jacob all to Himself.
<i>A day in Thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness (Psalm 84:10).</i> Do I recognize the presence of God in my life?
<i>Leave your fatherless children; I will do what is necessary to preserve them alive. And let your widows trust and confide in Me (Jer. 49: 11).</i> Has the loss of one I loved nearly "choked-off" my faith?
<i>So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan (1 Kings 17:5).</i> Have I ever felt that God's timing, which kept me waiting, was a waste of time?