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When the Grace is Gone

  • Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before. Yahweh said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you." Genesis 31:2'3 WEB.

    Things were beginning to be difficult for Jacob at his workplace. The Lord had certainly put him there in the beginning, and Jacob had prospered and became wealthy. At the start, his father-in-law Laban had always treated him with favor. Now there was strife, distrust, and a growing distance between them.

    It was well-founded, for Laban had changed Jacob's wages ten times (Genesis 31:7). Yet, each time Laban tried to pay Jacob less, God would reverse the expected outcome, and Jacob would grow even wealthier. Finally, the day came when the Lord told Jacob, "Return home, and I will be with you."

    I have been in a workplace where I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God had put me there. At first, it was very easy and graceful, but eventually, the grace lifted, and it became difficult. There was a growing distrust, and each change that came was always for the worse for me. In time, the Lord told me to leave through a series of seven dreams, even though, at the time, I had nowhere else to go. It took a leap of faith, but the Lord didn't open the next door for me until I left that one. This I have learned:

    "When the grace is gone, it's time to move on."

    Sometimes when it becomes time to move, God will allow things to become increasingly difficult, and then a door opens where we should go. It can all flow so naturally, but it's God behind the scenes moving people to where they need to be. Yet not every difficult situation is to be left, for some of the worst I've had to endure. So don't forget to pray for direction.

    There were three points in this story: 1) Jacob had gotten uncomfortable. 2) He was able to leave. 3) He felt that he heard the Lord say go.

    Anytime you have to make a big decision, pray, and listen for the Lord's voice. Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice." So ask the Lord to make it an easy decision for you and to close the doors that you should stay out of. Change brings new and exciting things and is necessary for us to move forward. For if you don't change direction, you will end up exactly where you are headed. So be sure it's where you want to go.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all You have done for me. I want You to be a part of my life and to guide me. Please speak to me in a way that I understand and give me direction. Help me make Godly decisions today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for all You have done for me. I want You to be a part of my life and to guide me. Please speak to me in a way that I understand and give me direction. Help me make Godly decisions today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
April 29, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, please Lord, in Jesus's name I pray, amen 

April 29, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

April 29, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Amen!

April 29, 2023
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen Lord Amen 

April 29, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

April 29, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen ❣️

April 29, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

April 29, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

April 29, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for speaking to me in a way I can understand I love you 

April 29, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

April 29, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, may I always hear Your voice and follow Your will for my life, Amen!

April 29, 2023
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, Father speak to me in a way I can understand.

April 29, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

April 29, 2023
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Mike Martin
Mike Martin

Amen

April 29, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

April 29, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

April 30, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Thank you Jesus for this day and for the life you have given me.

April 30, 2023