Jacob’s life – Day 20
Hello everyone today’s another day we’re talking about Jacob’s life.
I consider this campaign very special it has renewed our faith because I see it as an opportunity to revolutionize, and a way of getting ready for the coming of the Lord Jesus.
“Then Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company which I met?”And he said, “These are to find favor in the sight of my lord.”
But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.” And Jacob said, “No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me. Please, take my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” So he urged him, and he took it.” (Gn. 33: 8-11)
Esau didn’t understand the meaning of those gifts.
It’s interesting to see a person, who has ever had a debt, or an unresolved problem with someone is aware that the situation has not passed.
Because Jacob had struggled with God and obtained the transformation of his name, he could’ve avoided going to meet his brother. After all, he was no longer “Jacob.” He supposedly didn’t need to reconcile with Esau anymore because he no longer had the same character as before.
Even though he had struggled with God now it was time to materialize that change with the person whom he was in “debt” with or who was “indebted” to him.
A gift that has a very high value reveals a high expression of appreciation it’s an offering. It measure how deep my surrender is and not what I feel. It symbolizes what the other person means to me.
” …No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand…”
If he previously stole the birthright from his brother and achieved the success he had with it, it was as if he had stolen all that he had. Jacob was crying out for mercy. Esau had enough possessions and success; Jacob’s intention wasn’t to give him the gifts so he can become wealthy, but because he himself inwardly needed to do it.
We are “souls” and because of that we should constantly monitor our actions. Only when we change we no longer have the same initiatives and stop living by our emotions. We go from a “natural” person to becoming a “spiritual” one and this implies pain!
Before God changes our identity, we are complicated, problematic, and sensitive. In fact, you can’t even stand yourself. You will weep and weep because of your mistakes!
“… in as much as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me…”
How beautiful! This happened to me, dear friend, I Viviane! The one who speaks to you and that you consider perfect. On the contrary, I have many flaws, but I use them as the secret to finding strength and to become the “New Israel”. When you look at the other person as “the face of God” it’s because the way you see things has been transformed, you begin to understand who you are and understand the other person.
I praise and thank God, my God, and the God of the Universal Church where I’ve learned the value of sacrifice. Even through my pain, mistakes, and my love for Him God allows me to praise Him not in a religious way, but a spontaneous and natural way. It’s something fabulous and extraordinary!
Only those who have lived this will understand.
You too, who have been reading this post can experience this because you are paying the “price”.
The voluntary pain of the “humiliation” your pride feels when you surrender yourself and recognized your error weighs heavily and brings into existence what you have never imagined.
Tomorrow we will be back here. A big hug for you!