There are no shortcuts to God’s blessing. JACOB TAKES THE NEXT STEP (Genesis 32:1-2) Bethel 20 Years ago (Genesis 28) Vision and sorry prayer Jacob is met by the angels of God Malak - Messenger, dispatch as a deputy God- Elohim They came to him (before Jacob saw them) Jacob names the place Mahanaim 2 camps JACOB PREPARES FOR ESAU (Genesis 32:4-21) Strategic planning Real prayer Sent gifts ahead JACOB WRESTLES WITH GOD (Genesis 32:22-32) A man wrestles with Jacob Jacob will not quit Jacob prevails in brokenness What about you? Always move forward toward Christ. Planning without prayer is just a good idea. Are you prepared to be broken?