In Genesis 28:16, Jacob declares, “Surely the Lord is in this place – and I did not know it!” God had come near, but Jacob was so busy, so preoccupied, so caught up in his own agenda that he did not recognize the presence of God.
This begs the question of how many times we may have missed the work of God in our own lives due to our preoccupation with our busy-ness and routines. When we fail to sense or appreciate the presence of God all around us, we miss out on the chance to know Him in a more meaningful way.
During the month of October, we will consider those things that we must not miss to recognize God’s majesty when it is near and open our lives to the change God offers.REV. DR. KIP LAXSON, SENIOR PASTOR
October 6, 2019: Jacob’s Ladder