Seeking the Lord's Blessing
"As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;"
(I Peter 1:14,15)
You must get victory in the days of your youth. Jacob postponed for twenty years the possession of God's blessing. Your new heart or your reformed nature is a great land productive of immense good. As a man continues to claim God's Word, he will become one who will show Christ in all the aspects of his life. There are no limits to a Christian life. Jacob, very late in his life with tears wrestled with an angel and prevailed. Every wasted day does great damage to our lives and the lives of those who look to us. Jacob wrestled with an angel and prevailed. He sought with tears the blessings that was waiting at his doors. God was knocking at his heart's door for twenty years but he was full of worldly desires. The sooner our thoughts are eliminated and His desires are implanted in us, the better. Let us not fashion our lives as we once did in the lusts of the flesh. Let us not delay even one day. Let us separate ourselves from the world. A life like Christ's will have its impact on those around. 'Wait on God continually.' Those that hold on to the Bible and study it continually are those that wait on the Lord. You must know what God has promised you in your youth - victory now, over the flesh and over worldly desires. God's purposes should be fulfilled in your life. Let that be your aim. Jacob yielded to God that night. What a blessing he became to the world!