Week 8 4/3/2016
Title of drawing: "God Chooses" (Genesis 29-30)
I'm so thankful God keeps his promises. He is bigger than my plans, my attitude, and my choices. It is my pleasure to proclaim that I am not God. My way is not always the best way. I can, have, and still do make mistakes, yet God can and does still use me. I wonder how many opportunities God gives us every day to join with him and his plans to make life-giving, grace-filled choices. With the transforming power of the Holy Spirit encouraging eternity and God's grace as our point of view it is possible to make the right choice.
"For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9, HCSB)
God swore by himself that his covenant would stand. Abounding in grace and mercy, God doesn't let our weaknesses, selfishness, and pride ultimately destroy his plans. He uses the ordinary and does the extraordinary. Through Jacob's family comes key biblical characters like Joseph, Moses, and David but God, fulfilling his covenant through Jacob, chooses Leah, an ordinary woman over shadowed by her sister's beauty, to give birth to Judah whose future offspring lead to our Savior and King, Jesus.
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