Day 4 – What’s Your Name?

Genesis 32:29-31 NIV
29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”
But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?”
Then he blessed him there.
30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.

“He does not wish to bring you to some extremity in which you have no choice but to cast yourself on his mercy. Yet he will if he has to. Already he may have done so… there is no limit to what he will do, no desperation he will withhold to teach you this basic lesson in prayer: You are helpless and you have no hope except in him. The ‘man’ had disappeared, and Jacob stood uncertainly, panting, gently testing his painful leg to see if he could walk. ‘I have seen God face to face.’ The words repeated themselves wonderingly through his brain, infusing new life in his exhausted body…After that things would never again be quite the same.” (White, John. Daring to Draw Near: People in Prayer. InterVarsity Press. Kindle location 309, 314.)

Prayer: Lord, instead of hiding or neglecting areas in our lives, may we know your loving care touching us as lightly or severely as needed. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s sing, “Songs In The Night” by Matt Redman.