By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. – Hebrews 11:20
Dear Heavenly Father,
Oh Lord, all of your purposes are good even if they look like you are favoring one of us over the other. Your favor for Jacob announced by his father led to the salvation of all of Esau’s descendants. You never told him so, but from heaven Esau wouldn’t want it any other way. Help me have the faith to see the blessings and restrictions you place on my life from heaven’s perspective. Sometimes when you say “no” to my prayers from earth, it’s so you can make sure I will be surrounded by my loved ones forever in heaven. By faith I will tell my kids and grandkids about your salvation and the beauty of your Son. By faith I will tell them that the gospel is the best I could ever give them. And then I will relax as you work out their lives for eternal good.
Pastor Don Patterson
God’s blessing on others have a way of making our own lives better.