Thursday, October 1, 2009

Two Companies

Devotion By Gracie Prior
Read Genesis 31:3; 32:6-12
"I crossed over this Jordan with my sataff, and now I have become two companies." Genesis 32:10 NKJ
The Lord told Jacob to return to his family after sojourning in Padan Aram. He sent messengers ahead to his brother Esau. Jacob was testing the waters to see if Esau was still angry about Jacob's tricking him out of his birthright and blessing.
God promised Jacob in verse 31:5 that He would be with him. When Jacob was told that Esau was coming to meet him with four hundred men, he became terribly afraid. He was so frightened he arranged his family, flocks and herds into two companies putting his dearest near the end of the procession.
Then strangely Jacob related how the Lord had taken him on a long journey with just a walking stick and had mulltiplied him greatly.
I live in Michigan now, but I came from Ohio in 1969 with a teaching degree and a few possessions. I am now part of two companies, my family and my husband's. God has also given me three wonderful children, two lovely daughters-in-law, a darling grandson, teaching memories, and many encounters with Him and His ways.What has God done for you? Can you recount a legacy of blessings?
Jacob was still fearful after recounting all of the things the Lord had done for him, but he became positive by restating the specific promise from God. If it seems like your promises are outnumbered by problems, remember that God is still working in your life. He was faithful to Jacob, He'll be faithful to you.
Prayer: O God, thank you for the multitude of ways you care for us. Help us to be grateful. Amen.


  1. Hi Nancy, I'll be coming back later to read your post but I just saw that you left two comments on my blog, but I think one must've been meant for Jody? About the five kids? LOL

  2. Jessica - Sorry about the confusion. I did mean that for Jody, but I saw your picture and wanted to connect with you and I knew something got mixed up because I couldn't find my comment. Very sorry about that. I just am not good at having two great ideas at once.

  3. Wonderful word today. Oh, I pray that I have left a legacy of faith for my dear children that will be handed to my precious grandchildren!

  4. LOL You're fine Nancy. My pop up comment boxes change sometimes and I have to double check where I'm commenting.

    Great post. I think I could recount a legacy of blessings easily.

  5. Wonderful post, Nancy. I thank God everyday for the many blessings he has placed upon me.