Genesis 28:12 -13, “He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the Lord, and He said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.’”
Jacob was fleeing the wrath of his brother, Esau, after deceptively stealing his birthright. That night, Jacob had a dream. In it, he saw a ladder that connected heaven and earth, with angels going up and down the structure and God standing at the top.
Jacob’s dream was significant because it was his first face-to-face encounter with God. Until this point, Jacob had been riding the coattails of his family’s faith. But now, God confirmed that His covenant with Jacob’s grandfather, Abraham, would continue with him. God also made it clear that He alone is sovereign. He runs the show. And despite Jacob’s past mistakes, God’s purposes would prevail.
Like Jacob, we”ll have “ladder moments” where we’ll have to answer some big questions. Who do we really trust to run the show? Do we truly believe in God’s sovereign power? Are we really living to bring Him the glory He deserves?
Dear God, I acknowledge that You and You alone are sovereign, in control over every area of my life. I submit my daily affairs and plans to Your control. I trust You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.