Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's ALIVE!

Don't you just love when you read a passage of scripture and it comes alive to you right before your very eyes? 2 Chronicles chapter 20 has done just that for me today. You've gotta pick up your Bible and read it! It's incredible, amazing, encouraging, thrilling, you just gotta do it right now!

The nation of Israel is faced with disaster. They are scared to death as a they are faced with a "vast army" coming against them. Maybe you feel that way about a situation in your own life today. Jehoshaphat's first response (love that) was "to inquire of the Lord". He led the people to fast and pray. Look at the ingredients of his prayer:
  1. He committed the situation to God knowing the situation was totally outside of his control. Only God could do what needed to be done.
  2. He sought God's favor because the people in need here were God's very own people.
  3. He acknowledged God's sovereignty over the current situation. The results were up to Him.
  4. He praised God's glory and took comfort in His promises. Our covenant God is faithful to His word.
  5. He expressed complete dependence on God and not on himself for the deliverance of God's people.

I love the way his prayer ends,

"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you."

I don't know what you may be facing today. Maybe the devil is hot on your heels. If not, we all know someone who he's beating down on. We must do what Jehoshaphat did and take the situation, take your friend to the only one who has the answers our heart cries out for - Jesus. He knows your hurt. He knows your need. And the best news of all is He will answer.

-Lisa

5 comments:

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I love how it says "we do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you."

Oh, my goodness! If we would all go to the Lord first and admit we don't know what to do, rather than trying to figure it out ourselves, man, what could be accomplished!

Thanks for sharing that!
~Beth

Jamie said...

Lisa,

I am so glad you checked out my blog, Learning His Book. Thanks for the kind words, I am glad you liked it. Check it out again sometime.

Blessings,
Jamie

harmonysong said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the comment on my video. Also, thanks for sharing this scripture on your page!

Sheryl said...

Thank you for sharing that scripture. I will be sure to read it tonight.

I love your blog, very inspirational.

Anonymous said...

L,

As always you stir my spirit! Enjoy the challenge that is before you!

R.