Was there nobody else with a better resume, or at least a rap sheet that was a little bit… cleaner?
That is simply not the point with God. God seeks people who will surrender, and people who will embrace their weaknesses. Jacob was regarded as a man who was with God, and his family saw a man who limped.
Jacob is literally a limper, and he proves that God is still pursuing the screw-ups, and using them for His glory. You must log in to post a comment. Skip to content November 2, November 2, Joe.
In Genesis , Jacob was traveling at night, and had sent his family across a stream to be alone. Like this: Like Loading The more we submit to the Holy Spirit's tailoring, the better we'll find the new suit to be… much better than our old rags. As we walk upright in humility and love, the garment of Christ will become the easiest and most comfortable clothes we'll ever wear.
And this is what I'm discovering. The garment of Christ gets more and more wearable and comfortable as the Holy Spirit works on my spiritual posture.
Limping refers to any type of difficulty that occurs while walking. Limping can be considered to be a form of walking that favors the use of one leg over another. But the mechanics of walking—purposely placing one foot in front of the other— are too often taken for granted. Even young children limp.
Oh, it still binds and feels unpleasant at times, but that's because I still walk with a bit of a limp. Yes, old habits die hard. For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son….
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A limp is a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait. Limping may be caused by pain, weakness, neuromuscular imbalance, or a skeletal deformity.
The most common underlying cause of a painful limp is physical trauma ; however, in the absence of trauma, other serious causes, such as septic arthritis or slipped capital femoral epiphysis , may be present. The diagnostic approach involves ruling out potentially serious causes via the use of X-rays , blood tests , and sometimes joint aspiration. Initial treatment involves pain management. When due to pain it is referred to as an antalgic gait , in which the foot is in contact with the ground for a shorter duration than usual; in severe cases there may be a refusal to walk.
The causes of limping are many and can be either serious or non-serious.
It usually results from pain, weakness, neuromuscular imbalance, or a skeletal deformity. Septic arthritis can be difficult to separate from less serious conditions such as transient synovitis.
Other infections that classically lead to a limp include Lyme disease a bacterial infection spread by a deer tick and osteomyelitis an infection of the bone. Accidental or deliberate physical trauma may result in either a fracture, muscle bruising, or a contusion. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis SCFE is a condition in which the growth plate of the head of the femur slips over the underlying bone.
It most commonly presents with hip pain in males during puberty and is associated with obesity. A non-painful limp may be due to a number of mechanical conditions including hip dysplasia and leg length differences. Transient synovitis is a reactive arthritis of the hip of unknown cause.