One of my favorite verses in the whole Bible is Genesis 28:16 —

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”
            Genesis 28:16

It just reminds me that I am so often unaware that God is with me, but he surely is. How very sad that I miss Him,

God came to Jacob in a dream to reassure Jacob that He was working behind the scenes to be faithful to the promise He had given Jacob’s father Abraham, part of which was “All the peoples on the earth will be blessed through you and your offspring…I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” (Genesis 28:14b and 15b) It is a reminder to me that God is in this place, where I am right now, and He is working to bless others through me and He won’t leave me until He has done what He has promised.

Surely God is in this place. Lord, help me to be aware of it.

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