Genesis 27:15-17 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
I will preface this by saying, this devotional may be a little controversial because it goes against a lot of what we have been taught.
Refuse to accept any other reality than that which the Lord has spoken concerning you. While Rebekah was pregnant, she recognized that there was a struggle within her between the children, and so she decided to enquire of the Lord. In the moment the Lord revealed to her that there were two nations within her and the older (Esau) would serve the younger (Jacob). So when Isaac gave Esau instruction to go kill two goat kids and make him a delicious meal and then afterward he would bless him; Rebekah recognized instantly that what was about to happen was contrary to what the Lord spoke. Immediately, she instructed Jacob to do as his father said and present himself as his brother to receive the blessing instead of Esau. The plan worked to perfection and one of the blessings that Isaac bestowed upon Jacob was that he would be Lord over his brother. That was exactly how the Lord told Rebekah it would be. Even though we may have not agreed with Rebekah’s method, we cannot miss the message: watch over the word or promise that you have received to bring it to fruition. Rebekah did this by taking immediate action and employing an unorthodox method. To see the manifestation of your promise make it a habit to think outside of the box and take action quickly.
Life Application: Journal and continually rehearse to yourself of God’s promises and take immediate action to make them your reality.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to watch over the word that you have given me throughout the years. Help me to pray and leave it in your hands. In Jesus name, amen.