The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Dreams from God are a unique way the Lord chooses to communicate with people. Although the Lord speaks to us primarily through His Word and the Holy Spirit, dreams from God are not uncommon. Every person experiences dreams during their lifetime. Some people can remember their dreams in detail, while others may not be able …

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When blessings come in raindrops is the storyline in the song “Blessings – Laura’s Story.” Laura Elvington wrote the song, explaining how blessings often come in hard times. Perhaps you have experienced a similar blessing during life’s rough seas. In our Bible story, Leah had several healthy children but felt unloved by her husband, Jacob. …

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Trusting in God’s timing is a theme throughout the Scriptures. Abraham and Sarah had to wait twenty-five years for their son Isaac to be born. The people of the Old Testament waited for the coming of the Messiah. David waited fifteen years to become king of Israel. As our lives unfold, we spend a fair …

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Overcome jealousy with thanks. You may not have thought of this strategy, yet it is effective. There is a remedy to jealousy. Leah and Rachael had married the same man, and Rachel was jealous because Leah had children and she did not. Genesis 31:1When Rachel saw that she wasn’t having any children for Jacob, she …

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Look to God and not circumstances. This is a lesson the Lord would like us to learn. With all that is happening worldwide, many people are having difficulty coping. You may be in a situation that seems like it will never end as you look down at your problem. There are times when we feel …

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God sees our problems when we think nobody cares about us. Our enemy satan continually tells the lie that God does not care and is unaware of our problems. But nothing could be further from the truth. The Scriptures contain stories such as Leah’s, where the Lord knows her difficulties. Genesis 29:32 So Leah became pregnant …

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God loves the unloved, giving insight into the Lord and how He sees you. The Lord tells about His great love and sacrifice for you. John 3:16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. …

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God works through sinful people in the Bible and our world, showing the Lord’s patience and long suffering. The Lord does not need our help, but in His infinite mercy, He involves us in His work even though our motives are not always pure. Laban tricked Jacob into marrying his oldest daughter Leah when he …

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Jacob needed faith without scheming. He had spent most of his life making manipulative plans. First, he bought the birthright from his brother Esau for a bowl of soup. (Genesis 25) Then his mother, Rebekah, helps him concoct a plan to impersonate Esau and get the firstborn’s blessing. (Genesis 27) At this point, angry Esau …

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Laban’s reprehensible deception had short-term success but long-term consequences. Yes, he got both daughters married off and another seven years of labor from Jacob, but at what cost? Short-term Victory Leah appeared to be the less attractive sister. Genesis 29:17 Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance. [1] We are unsure what Scripture …

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