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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Should I move from where I am? (Genesis 46:1-30)

Change, movement. Our world is in constant motion. In one year, we can move from a home, work, friends or family members. And most of the time all the movements of our life seem natural for us. But is God always happy with our movements? Does He agree with us moving from one place to another? My brother, sister, let’s remember a great movement that took place in the Word to learn from it.

Today’s long passage tells us that Jacob moved his family to Egypt when he was 130 years old! At that time, Canaan was going through a famine while his son Joseph that he had not seen for 22 years had promised them the best in Egypt. Despite the happiness to see the son he thought was dead, Jacob knew his grandfather, Abraham, went into trouble in Egypt and that God had forbidden his father, Isaac, to go to Egypt (Genesis 26:2). Indeed, JJacob knew that God’s promise to him would take place in Canaan, not in Egypt. But, he wanted to see His son. Therefore, on the way to Egypt, he stopped in Beersheba to seek the Lord and did not move on to Egypt until the Lord gave His green light.

My friend, this story tells us that when we are faced with a move or a change that can change our life, it is very important to stop (whether we are already on the move or not) to seek the Lord. The second point is that we must learn to align our thinking with the designs and plans of God for our lives and be willing to obey His direction.In short “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). This means that when considering a move in your life, always put God and His purposes first: this is what will bring stability and proper perspective to everything else (your family, your ministry, your career, etc.). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.