He’s back! After several weeks away from Elevation, my husband is back and boy is he in full force. We began a new series called #deathtoselfie this week. It is a series based on the life of Jacob that address the question, how do we have a God-first focus in a me-first world?
He talked about how the me-first mentality is actually miserable. We can actually lose ourselves grasping for status and stuff (Luke 9:25). We see in Genesis 27 that Jacob got the blessing but wasn’t blessed. My husband told us…
God cannot bless who I pretend to be.
We must learn how to let go of who we think we are supposed to be so that we can become who we really are. Often times it is in the struggle where we find out who we really are. Jacob wrestled with God (Gen 32) and it was there that God gave him a new name, Israel.
My favorite part of the message was the end where my husband pointed out that even though God gave Jacob a new name, throughout the scripture, God calls himself, “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” God is not intimidated by the conflicts within me. He is the God of Israel and the God of Jacob. He is the God of the best parts of me and the worst parts of me.
And don’t forget, every sermon is also available on the Elevation App for your smart phone.
It is so good to be back. Have a great Monday!