Do you enjoy wrestling and roughhousing? Why or why not?
Describe a time you felt like you were struggling with God?
When have you (or have you) experienced blessing as a result of or in the aftermath of a struggle? Describe that experience.
Acting on the Word
Find someone you have reason to believe is struggling and in need of a blessing and give them the blessing card you received today. (We plan to have a supply available each week, so feel free to do this more than once!)
Sunday: Genesis 32:22-30 Jacob wrestles with God
Friday: Genesis 42:1-13 Joseph’s Brothers in Egypt
Saturday: Genesis 45:1-20 Jacob and sons invited to Egypt
Where do you see blessing in these stories? Struggle? How is God at work?
NOTE: The Joseph story is best read in its entirety. You may find it helpful to read through it all, not just the pieces listed above.