I want to take a moment to encourage you. If you are finding it easy to fit time with the Lord into your day, then I am so glad to hear it! If you, like many of us, struggle just to keep your head above water with your daily chores and responsibilities, please know that you are not alone. Just ask God to help. He will! I really am praying for you! I lift you up each Friday and pray that every reader finds that time to sit in the presence of God!
The article I am writing for you today came straight from my own journal this morning (9/25). I was reading in Genesis. I found it very interesting when I was reading to note that that Isaac committed the very same sin his father did – almost down to the letter!
Genesis 26:1-11 tells about when Isaac was afraid that the people in Gerar would kill him in order to have Rebekah, who was very beautiful. He lied and said that she was his sister. Now look back at what happened one generation earlier. In Genesis 12:10-20 Isaac’s father, Abraham, came into Egypt and was afraid that the Egyptians would think Sarai was very beautiful and would kill him to have her. He told her to lie and tell the Egyptians that she was his sister.
How interesting that they both fell into the very same trap! But isn’t it often that way with us too? I have been reading Beth Moore’s book, Breaking Free. In it, she states that “we need to examine areas of devastation or defeat that have been in our family lines for generations.” Remember, Satan has been around since before Adam and Eve. He knows our family histories and he knows what “buttons” to push. Take a few minutes and think about any generational bondage that you can identify in your own family tree.
Now, be encouraged, because Jeremiah 30:8, says, “’It shall come about on that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts,’ that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves.” Remember, Christ came to set us free!
In her book, Beth Moore references the verse Isaiah 61:4, which states, “Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, they will raise up the former devastations; and they will repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.” It’s not too late to ask God to tear down any strongholds and rebuild any areas once devastated in your life.
Praise God that He can help us break any generational bonds or strongholds! To Him be the glory! Remember, “…greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
In His Presence Friday Link-Up Details
Every Friday we will link our blogs for a glorious time of sharing and visiting each others’ sites. In His Presence link-up topics may include posts related to prayer, seeking, and hearing from the Lord. Photos with Scriptures or quotes on seeking His presence are welcome. We will even be pinning some of the weekly link-ups to Mentoring Moment’s Pinterest board! Please choose to add the In His Presence link-up button or a link back to the weekly In His Presence post. Once you’ve linked up, visit two to three other sites that are linked up too–and encourage your sisters in Christ by leaving a comment.
If you would like to place the In His Presence button on your site, simply click ‘save as’ and paste to your site.
Let’s start linking, gals!