I will not let you go.

Greetings, my friends!

This has been a week packed with many ministry activities, visitations and committee meetings. I am glad I can finally let all worries and stress go away by entering into God’s rest, His Holy Sabbath. As I am posting this blog so late in the day I’ll not be taking your mind away from the spiritual things, but will rather share with you a verse from God’s Word:

Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” “I will not let you go,” Jacob replied, “unless you bless me.” Then Jacob asked, “Please tell me your name.” “Why do you ask my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. ” (Gen 32:26,29)

“Jacob got the victory and the blessing not by wrestling, but by clinging. His limb was out of joint and he could struggle no longer, but he would not let go. Unable to wrestle, he wound his arms around the neck of his mysterious antagonist and hung all his helpless weight upon him, until at last he conquered.

We will not get victory in prayer until we too cease our struggling, giving up our own will and throw our arms about our Father’s neck in clinging faith.

What can puny human strength take by force out of the hand of Omnipotence? Can we wrest blessing by force from God? It is never the violence of wilfulness that prevails with God. It is the might of clinging faith, that gets the blessing and the victories. It is not when we press and urge our own will, but when humility and trust unite in saying, “Not my will, but Thine.” We are strong with God only in the degree that self is conquered and is dead. Not by wrestling, but by clinging can we get the blessing.” —J. R. Miller


Weekly church bulletin is available on the website www.ooltewahchurch.org

This Sabbath morning we’ll honor our graduates during all three services.

Have a wonderful Sabbath day. See you tomorrow.

pastor Peter

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