He is in Control

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We can plan out our future, take action, and work hard but following God’s will is most important for a bright future. In reading Genesis 30, we get examples of just how omnipotent and sovereign God is because in everything from bearing children to career success, we see that God is the ONE who is in control.

After working for Laban for 14 years, Jacob was ready to go back to Canaan but Laban wanted Jacob to stay because God had helped Laban prosper through Jacob. Then an agreement was made that Jacob’s wages would consist of receiving the black and multicolored goats and the speckled and spotted sheep.

Very few off color sheep and goats would normally be born from a solid color flock. Then, Jacob had some ideas to help with breeding so that more off color sheep and goats would be born. These ideas gave him advantage so that his flock would be of high quality and quantity.

Once God blessed Jacob with off color lambs and goats, he separated them from the solid color ones and thus increased his chances of getting more of the off color livestock. God had chosen to bless Jacob. He became a very prosperous man and a great nation was started.

Like Jacob, God has chosen to bless everyone who believes in His Son. He has given believers the advantage of grace through His Son. This day with God, believe He is in control and trust that He will do amazing things through us. God thinks each of us are AWESOME because we can use the skills we were given, be happy with who we are, and let God work out the rest.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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