Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the LORD for guidance. He also ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting. (2 Chronicles 20:3,4 NLT) Read: 2 Chronicles 19, 2 Chronicles 20, Romans 10:14-21, Romans 11:1-12, Psalms 21:1-13, Proverbs 20:4-6 Relate: Life can throw some terrifying things our way: lost jobs, major illnesses, and failing marriages…
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers- the moon and the stars you set in place- what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with…
If we want to make real change occur in our own hearts and lives, we need to dig into the word of God. We need to remove the distractions and listen to what God has to say.
I sucked in my breathe and absorbed the convicting blow as I read James 1:19-20. Quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger…. I wouldn’t exactly say those words described me a day ago.
Jesus states that he is the light of the world. That is the message of the Bible. It is not a list of dos and don’ts. It is not a book of senseless stories for those who lack reason or analytical skills. It is the story of how the God of the universe sent us a light so that we could find him.
It is in our praise we are brought into the presence of God. It is in our faith and acceptance of God’s love that we are drawn closer.
We have a God of presence and a God of power. If we learn to keep our focus on this knowledge, we can live a life of joy instead of fear and doubt.