Oh Lord, I pray that we will all grow in the knowledge of You, Jesus. And not just knowledge, but a deep heartfelt relationship with You. I know that for many years I have missed out on having You in my day-to-day life and I am sorry. Other things were more important. Thankfully, You didn’t give up on me, nor desert me, although I deserved it. I keep coming back to You and You keep accepting me in open arms. Thank You, Lord. Do I deserve to be saved? No. But nor do the many others that have repented of their wickedness and came to You also. I just pray that You will use me for Your kingdom. And not just how I have served You in the past and even now, but more so in Your perfect will. Lord, keep me in Your arms of mercy, that when the enemy comes, I do not fall. Lead me from temptation. I love You more than what the world offers me. Take every ounce of greed, covetousness, and lust that remains in my heart. I don’t want those wicked things or thoughts in my life, but Your holiness. I choose to follow You. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
Genesis 27:27-29 (KJV)
27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed:
28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
From the lineage of Jacob, who is Israel, came Jesus. We read this in his blessing given to him by his father, Isaac.