Limp into Your Blessing

Happy Monday 🙂

Can you imagine wrestling with God?

Genesis 32:22-24 Reveals that before Jacob could cross the Jabbok River, a man attacked and fought with him. The fight was real, and it was physical. “Now he arose that same night and took his two wives and his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream. And he sent across whatever he had. Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.” They wrestled all night in a long decisive battle until daybreak. The man with whom Jacob wrestled refused to reveal Himself directly (v.29). This was probably because if Jacob realized he was fighting against God he never would have engaged.

Even if we have to limp away from our past mistakes and into a future with Jesus let’s keep on going.

The interesting thing about the fight was that Jacob was not defeated until the Man “touched the socket of his thigh, so the socket of Jacob’s thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him” (v.25).

It took a crippled Jacob to receive a blessing that took the form of a new name. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel – “he who strives with God.”

Saints, has God had to cripple you to bless you? Jacob, now Israel, limped for the rest of his life. Everywhere he went people would ask, “Jacob, why are you limping?”

Jacob although beaten and crippled won. God crippled Jacob to the corruption that consumed him of his being a deceiver and attacker.

Every time Jacob limped, it was a constant reminder that God won at last.

Has God humbled you by placing His finger in the socket of your thigh and made you leave limping because you wrestled with Him?

God cannot bless and use us until He has broken us. He has to put a limp in our lives to remind us what our lives are without His abiding presence to bless us.

Let’s limp into truth and our blessings Saints.

This week’s song is Limp by Jonathan McReynolds!! ❤

Lyrics:
Hey now
It’s a little deep
I’m tired, broken
Innocence stolen
And I know I’m
A different man

See life hits and life hurts
Think I’ve seen
Some of life’s worst
But you’ve been here
So you understand

See I fell
and I broke something
But I couldn’t tell cause I kept running
Away from your love and grace

So my trips
And my pains
My failures they only make
Me desperate
To seek your face

The devil hoped this injury would make me stop
And take defeat
But I know Jesus walks with me

So I’ll just keep on walking with my limp limp limp limp
Just keep on walking with my limp limp limp limp
Just keep on walking with limp limp limp limp
Just keep on walking with my limp limp limp limp

I’m imperfect, so I slipped up
And I had my heart ripped up
But you’re the lifter
Of my head
(of my head)

So please come
And please heal
How I think and how I feel
And I’ll live by what you say

And you said
Heavy laden come to me
The sick, the flawed, the lame, the weak
And I’ll be everything you need

So I’ll just keep on walking with my limp limp limp limp
Just keep on walking with my limp limp limp limp
Just keep on walking with my limp limp limp limp
Just keep on walking with my limp limp limp limp

Limps are
Every weakness
Limps are every flaw
That keeps us from having
An otherwise perfect walk

And we were born
Handicapped
But God gives us strength back
And all that you lack
If you just keep on walking with your Limp

I’ll pursue, victory
Cause when they beat you
You look just like me
You were struggling with your passion
And your love
It kept you walking with your limp
Calvary walking with your limp
No matter what they said you kept walking with your limp
Yea that’s my savior with his limp
Just so one day

I could walk with my limp limp limp limp
And I could still be loved even with my limp limp limp limp
And I could still be used even with my limp limp limp limp and I could still be saved even with my limp

So I’ll just keep on walking with my limp

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