When I read Genisis 31 this morning I was not expecting to get anything out of the story of Jacob fleeing Laban with everything the Lord had given him the 20 years that Jacob lived in Laban's household.
But I did.
Jacob was empowered by God's power. He had God's strength through what could have been a very difficult time and volitile situation with his father in law.
I saw (especially since I have had to deal with in laws this weekend) that if you are following God, and obeying his commands then His strength will be imparted to you.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Genisis 31 be pertinent to my life in this day and age. When I saw that through all of Jacobs "trials" and "tribulations" God blessed him and was with him every moment.