Esau and I, we’re kind of alike. He was a hairy man, and I like men with hair. He liked to hunt, I like to eat meat. He was hungry for soup when he chose to trade his future to fill his temporary hunger. Me? I have no idea what I’m hungry for at times, but I trade the best that God has for me every single day.
My heart for this blog is to help anyone who reads this step into the very best that God has for you because I believe that this is a generation that will do great things if only we allow God to steer our lives towards His very best for us. I hope you’ll take this journey with me.
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I was born, raised and still live in a rural community in southern Illinois. I’ve always thought it would be a great adventure to just be able to pick up and move to another location somewhere here in the States, but here is where my roots are and here is where my roots seem to flourish.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes, spent a lot of money I didn’t have, gained weight I shouldn’t have and not loved when love needed to be shown. In spite of all my mistakes, I’ve learned, and am still learning, that God’s grace is sufficient for me.
“Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, ‘Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!’ Jacob replied, ‘First sell me your birthright.’ ‘Look, I am about to die,’ Esau said. ‘What good is the birthright to me?’ But Jacob said, ‘Swear to me first.’ So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.” Genesis 25:29-34
The theme for this blog is the story of Jacob and Esau and how Esau was more than willing to trade his birthright, his future in essence, for a bowl of soup. At first I took it quite literally about our culture’s obsession with food, but then I realized that it wasn’t just about food. It’s about every little compromise that we make that trades our eternal birthright and blessings for something completely temporary.
I’m hoping that we’ll be able to have some good discussion on what God is teaching us through this Esau Project as I like to call it. I hope you will read, enjoy and join in on our discussions and offer any opinions that you may have. Also, if you find yourself making these same compromises, just let me know, and I’ll be praying for you. You are important to me. We love because we are called to love and we serve because we are called to serve.
I hope through here I become more and more aware of these compromises that I make and bring them to light so we can all learn together and grow in God’s love.
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