This is Why We Limp

The sun shone on him as he passed by Penuel — limping because of his hip. – Genesis 32:31

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Do you limp?

Jacob met God at Penuel and, as a result, limped for the rest of his life. From the moment that he wrestled with the Almighty, Israel’s life was drastically changed and (due to the encounter) his walk was altered. The events of Penuel injured Jacob forever.

If you have never been wounded by God, then I am confident you have never met Him. A personal encounter with His Majesty will bear the unmistakable mark of His presence … and the injury will indeed show. Your “walk” will also be altered and the change will most likely be noticeable to those whom you encounter.

The Apostle Paul bore many marks (he called them “brand-marks”) and said that the strength of God was made perfect in his weakness. This is why we must be wounded … touched … made weak. This is why we limp.

He must increase, but I must decrease. – John, the Baptist (John 3:30)

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