We kick off a week of conversation about wrestling with God. Wrestling with God transforms us, recreates us. Shawna kicks off the conversation with the story of God wrestling with Jacob from Genesis 32. All lifelong Jacob had maneuvered to get what he wanted, he lied, he deceived, he conned to get his way. But still he was restless, unfulfilled. All he maneuvered for didn’t deliver. And then he wrestled with God in the flesh, all night long. And in that wrestling match he realized the foolishness of trying to get God’s blessing through his own efforts. He realized that pain and weakness and surrender is the path to blessing. And he limped away from that wrestling match a new man, with a new power and confidence flowing out of his weakness. Then Perry shares how long seasons of darkness and wrestling changes us, purifies us, gives us more of God and his love and prepares us to bring blessing to our world—and all this we discover from the darkest Psalm in the entire book of Psalms, Psalm 88. And finally Shawna picks up the story of Jacob again. Jacob who stole his brother’s birthright, who lied, who cheated, who deceived. To get what he wanted. But left him wanting. Until his all night wrestling match with God. And he limped away from that wrestling match with what his heart really longed for—God himself.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.
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