Genesis 28:10 “And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.”

Genesis 28:11 “And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night because the sun was set and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep”

As Jacob headed for Haran, the Bible says “he lighted upon a certain place”. I call it the place of encounter. It was a place where God practically met with him.

In-between where you are and where you want to be is a place of encounter. If you don’t meet with God first, your quest can become an effort in futility. Your dreams can become a snare.

An encounter can be an unexpected meeting or confrontation, but as someone said, “an event is something that happen in the course of your life while an encounter is something that changed the course of your life”.

All through scriptures and in our contemporary days, we discover that nothing happens by chance. Nobody ever became great without an encounter with the Divine. Every truly great man has met with God somewhere.

In the case of Abraham, it was a meeting in his father’s house. With Isaac it was when he was about leaving the Promised Land for Egypt. For Moses it was in the burning bush. Moses also met God when he fasted and prayed for forty days and night.

Peter had his own encounter the day he met with Jesus as a frustrated fisherman. Nathanael met with Divinity when he was connected by Philip. Paul had his own on his way to Damascus and so on.

The interesting thing however is that they all had a great life after their encounters. You can’t become truly great until you have an encounter. An encounter is a meeting with the King of kings, the truly Great One!

I also want you to know that you don’t need to wait for a “choice meeting” you can initiate it!

Moses initiated it after praying for forty days and forty nights. John the Baptist had his own after a season in the wilderness too.

To be continued…

Love you BiG

follow @liftseries
Bless somebody, Please RE-Broadcast


Leave a Reply