The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation
1 Kings 20:18 (Key verses)
28 A prophet went to King Ahab and said, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Because the Syrians say that I am a god of the hills and not of the plains, I will give you victory over their huge army, and you and your people will know that I am the LORD.’ ”
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
God performed miracles and gave great successes to the army of King Ahab, with hopes that this might get the attention of the people. Our country today, and many others that we hear about, are in sad shape as far as their spiritual wellbeing. I wonder what it would take to get the attention of the masses. Back at the time of the 911 disaster, many flocked to the churches, for at least a few days. So we know that disasters really work, although we really don’t want to see something so drastic again anytime soon. Miracles happen every day, but do we brag enough about those that those not involved would have a chance of knowing about the wonderful works of God? Christians, we must give God credit when we see things happening in response to our prayers. The things that we hear from non-Christians are anything but godly, because they don’t know our Savior, so we can’t depend on their praises having any impact on fellow lost people. The church is made up of you and I, fellow church attendees. What will it take to get our attention, considering the rush and hustle that we face each day? Many of us are so saturated in the things of this world as pushed by the media, that I would question how long it would take for us to even recognize an actual God-sighting in our homes or neighborhood or church or community? Friends, God loves us so much that He is willing to try almost anything to get our attention. Please join me in being super attentive to God’s hand at work today in our lives and all around us! Let’s get used to doing this so that the world will know that our God is alive and waiting for them to call upon the name of Jesus for salvation.
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Thank You Lord Jesus for loving me enough to send things my way to wake me up, to get my attention to Your wonderful works. Thank You for providing so much for me to enjoy in this beautiful world that You have created. Thank You for being patient with me and forgiving of me when I am distracted by this old world and other unimportant things. Lord, of what purpose would our journey here on earth be, if others are not pointed to You through our lives? Please work on me today to give You credit for all that You are doing, so that some lost person might want to know more about the Savior that I love, adore and serve. Lord, may You have an impact on the lost today through the words and/or actions of Your saints that may meditate on this devotional today, is my humble prayer.
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