Join me as I visit the life of the patriarch Jacob, and his wrestling match with the Lord, and the fact that the Lord was inviting him to hold the reins of life loosely. The culmination of the story is when Jacob says, “I will not let you go until you bless me”. Jacob had not learned how to hold the reins of life loosely. God was endeavoring to teach him how to do so and invited him to “Hold On Tight With An Open Hand”.
This four-message series goes deep into the heart and mind of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, and his family pain and struggles, and how his adulthood was shaped by his childhood. It is a journey to wholeness, but it involves the need for both self-awareness and God-awareness. The patient love of the Triune God ultimately transforms Jacob into Israel, because he learns how to hold the reins of life loosely. He learns how to “Hold On Tight With An Open Hand”. You will want this in your library, I assure you.