II Chronicles 16
Key Verse: Verse 12 - "And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians."
Key Words: he sought not to the Lord
I trust it will never be said of me that in both my blessings and my trials that I did not seek the Lord. The principle is that we should never be guilty of not praying.
John Bunyan once said, “He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day.”
Thomas Watson said, “The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel.”
A tale is told about a small town that had historically been “dry,” but then a local businessman decided to build a tavern. A group of Christians from a local church were concerned and planned an all-night prayer meeting to ask God to intervene. It just so happened that shortly thereafter lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground. The owner of the bar sued the church, claiming that the prayers of the congregation were responsible; but the church hired a lawyer to argue in court that they were not responsible. The presiding judge, after his initial review of the case, stated that “no matter how this case comes out, one thing is clear. The tavern owner believes in prayer and the Christians do not.”
May it never be said of your church that you are found “not guilty” of praying.
What to do:
✞ Seek God early and often each day.
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