Humility II Chronicles 7:14-15 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place (KJV).
oday’s discussion is humility and what God is asking His people to do and what He will do in return. First, God want His people to humble themselves,
which is to recognize who God is and His awesome powers, as He has the power to save, destroy and or punish sin. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah and how Israel was punished with seventy years of captivity because of their sins. The same can and will occur if repentance does not take place. Second, God want His people to pray. God promised that where two or three is gathered in His name He would be in the midst. God is faithful to His promises. Also, the prayers of the righteous availeth much. Third, seek God’s face in all that we do as it should be done to His glory; then there should be a turning away from wickedness to a life of righteous living. Another thought on seeking God’s face is to align our wills with that of God. It is God’s will that His people enjoy a harmonious relationship with Him and all the blessing that He has to give. God promised that He would hear, forgive and heal the land. What this means is that God will turn away His anger and hear the desperate cries of His people and then He will attend to those prayers. God in His compassionate way will begin to heal the land, because He would have forgiven them of their sin. In the forgiving process there will be a cleansing as sin and wickedness will be replaced with righteous living. Imagine the glorious revival there would be if some sin and wayward living as we know them today is replaced with holy living and obeying the moral standards of God. Let’s pray, Father God, breathe on this nation, and strike down any and all unrighteousness where ever it may be. Cover our children with Your spirit as they return to school, let them be on good behavior. Touch the teachers and all who are affiliated and come in contact with our children let Your spirit rule. Then touch leaders in every position, let them lead as guided by Your spirit. Then touch the hearts and minds of every
person that they may turn to You and live according to Your standards. In Jesus name Amen. Comments are welcome. Authorâ€™s contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.goodshepherdwritingandpublishing.com http://willie-writing.blogspot.com.
Published on Jul 31, 2010