Open Heaven 24 May
MEMORISE: “And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.” – (Genesis 27:33)
READ: Genesis 27:27-40 (KJV)
A father has tremendous power over the life and destiny of his child. Any wise child will always seek to get the blessings of his father, whether biological or spiritual.
One day I had just returned from a journey with a big bag in each hand when two of my children-in-the-Lord came to welcome me. The one who got to me first just offered a greeting while the other took the bags from me immediately. I turned to the one who took the bags and said “God bless you”. The other said “Daddy, you did not say ‘God bless you’ to me”. I replied “You saw me carrying the bags, but you didn’t help.” If you want your father to bless you, provoke him to do so.
The father’s blessing is irreversible. In our memory verse, when Isaac realised that he had blessed Jacob instead of Esau, even he could not reverse it. Once your father blesses you, you are blessed forever.
Blessings can come from the soul, heart and mouth. Jacob asked Esau to make him a delicacy so he could bless him from the soul (Genesis 27:1-7). A father can bless three of his children, but one would still be greater than the rest because of the fathers special love for him. How much does your father love you? Proverbs 10:1 says: “A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.”
Is your father usually encouraged to pray for you or are you a child who provokes him to anger regularly? Some people hardly send money to their old parents; some hardly call them talk less of going to visit them. Treasure them. Whatever you do, ensure that you get as many blessings as possible from your father before he dies.
Open Heaven 24 May 2020 – ACTION POINT: Do something for your father today that will provoke him to bless you. If you are a father, call your child or children and bless them from your soul.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 23-25