Daily Word for Thursday, August 6, 2015
Isn’t it interesting how God will use questions to provide insight or vision for His people?
• He asked Adam, “Where are you?” “Who told you that you were naked?”
• He asked Eve, “What is this you have done?”
• He asked Cain, “Where is Abel, your brother?” “What have you done?”
• He asked Isaiah, “Whom shall I send? “Who will go for us?”
Clearly, God asks questions throughout the Bible not unlike the question He asked Ezekiel [“Can these bones live?”]. His questions are designed to take us to the level of thought needed for the context we are in.
Albert Einstein once said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” We spend a lot of energy attempting to get a vision when vision is a God-given entity and the lack thereof, according to the Word of God, is causing people to perish.
We cannot avoid the question that God will ask us concerning our present or our future; our silence speaks loudly to God.
Thank God Hebrews 12:1 assures us of the witnesses to the fact that God can and will provide vision to overcome any challenge confronting a believer.
Hebrews 12:1 – Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Consider the following biblical witnesses:
• Rahab – Joshua 2
• Abigail – I Samuel 25
• Gideon – Judges 6 and 7
• Peter – Luke 5
• The Widow – I Kings 17
• Daniel – Daniel 6
• The Notable Woman – II Kings 40:20-23
• Dorcas – Acts 9:36
• The woman caught in the very ‘act’ – John 8
So what do we do to hear from God and receive vision? II Chronicles 7:14 is a roadmap to where we want to go.
II Chronicles 7:14 – If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land .
Consider the following:
1. Humility is key.
“…will humble themselves…”
2. Prayer is a must.
3. Pursuit of God is critical.
“…and seek My face…”
4. Repentance is crucial.
“…and turn from their wicked ways…”
Note the response: “…then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Allow II Chronicles 7:14 to be your meditation today and take to heart that part you need to incorporate most.
Peace and blessings!