August 23, 2019

August 23
When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.  Psalm 94:18-19 ESV
 
1 Kings 18 

I have always like reading the events of what happened between Elijah and Ahab.  First, Elijah did what the Lord told him to do.  Second, those that worshipped idols made by hand looked like complete fools and no wonder!  Third God is the only God there is and shows Himself on behalf of His Believers.  Fourth, God was able to perform miracles because Elijah obeyed the Lord.  Fifth,Elijah kept faith concerning the rain and didn’t give up because it didn’t happen the first time or the second or the… Sixth and most importantly:
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.”
 
Jeremiah 44 
Obey what God says and be blessed; disobey and the curse comes forcefully.  God know what will happen and has a reason for all that He tells us to do so the real issue, like always is trust (faith) in Him.  It truly is amazing how dumb people are without the Lord yet if He is wisdom, is it not surprising?  I sure was dumb for more years than I care to remember!  I thank You Lord that because I walk with You, all of Your wisdom, knowledge and understanding is available to me!
 
Mark 15
I wonder how many who horribly mistreated the Lord even understood what He did for them on the Cross a few hours later, dying for their sin and forgiving how He had just been treated by them?  Thank You Lord for tearing the curtain so no longer is it just the high priest who could come to You, but all of us can!  
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:16, NASB
 
Meditate & Apply:  God shows Himself strong on our behalf.  (2 Chronicles 16:9).  Pray and obey (Thank you Paul Yongi Cho!) and never lose my faith in the Lord.  I can go to my God anytime at all with confidence and when I do, He rewards me with mercy and grace!

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Beanie - August 24th, 2019 at 12:11pm

therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16, NASB yes Lord your so gracious to provide this for us.

Robin T. Morisawa - August 24th, 2019 at 2:21pm

I also enjoyed 1 Kings! Faith to obey produces! Yes. Idolatry is self-service and I don't see how a person can control fire falling from clouds...? But GOD! Amen! We have access to God all the time...now because of Jesus' sacrifice!

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