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Devotion:  Genesis 25:26

Yesterday, Jacob Hunter, our sixth grandchild was born. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.  He is fearfully and wonderfully made.  Jacob made his entrance into the world on May 24, 2017, weighing in at 7 lbs and 14 oz.  Brand new life. Clean slate.  Gives new meaning to “In the beginning God created.”

Just as God created the heavens and the earth; He creates every child that is born.  Jacob took his first breath at 4:11 a.m. Only God knows the days He has ordained for this precious child.  All of us who are privileged to be part of his life are called to pray for and encourage him as long as we both shall live.

This is my prayer for Jacob Hunter.  Lord, I pray that his days will be long upon this earth; that he will come to know You at an early age and glorify You all the days of his life.  I pray You will give my son Joshua and my dear daughter in law Kelli , the wisdom to train Jacob up in the way he should go, so that when he is old, he will not depart from it.  Keep Your hand upon him always and be a shield about him as he grows up.  Protect him and defend him and use him mightily for Your honor and glory. Raise him up to be a valiant warrior for the kingdom of Christ!  In Jesus Name I offer up this prayer.  Amen.

I can hardly wait to behold this child, to hold him and to drink in his fragrance.   New babies have the most wonderful smell ever! Thank You Lord for this brand new life.   We are forever grateful to You.

Prayer in Motion:

Thank You Lord for the gift of new life.  Just as Jacob was born into this world this morning, You offer brand new life in Christ as well.  Lord, if anyone is reading this right now that does not know You, I pray this will be the day of their salvation.  May they repent of their sin and invite the Lord of the universe to come live in their heart.   I love You Jesus.  It’s in Your Name we pray.  Amen

 

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