Genesis 28:15 (NASB) Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
We checked on our daughters a few times, made some calls, did some FaceTime, sent a few texts and pictures to be sure they were okay while we were away. Any parent who has gone away for business, vacation, schooling, etc. and has left children behind has this feeling that things won't really be the same until they return. Today's verse speaks of what God spoke to Jacob, about leaving his home land but God would not leave him until God did what He promised to do. In life, there will be times when we have to leave our families for a variety of reasons, but the key is to always let them know that while we are away they will be in our thoughts and prayers until the job is accomplished. Don't listen to what the world says about being a good man, be a man of God: a good husband, a good father, and listen to what God is telling you to do and keep on keeping on until the task is done!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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