Bible Devotions

God Hears

on March 14, 2012

 

When God says something will happen we can rest assured it will come to pass.  King David wanted to build a house for God, but God said it would not be David, but his son Solomon who would do it (1 Chronicles 28:3). 

 

Fast forward to 2 Chronicles 7:11 NKJV “Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king’s house:  and Solomon successfully accomplished all that came into his heart to make in the house of the Lord and in his own house.”  See.  God said Solomon would build the house of the Lord and Solomon really did finish it.

 

When the Lord calls someone to do something for His kingdom, He equips.  One of Solomon’s purposes from God was to complete the Lord’s house.  With God’s help, he not only did it, but he “successfully accomplished all that came into his heart”.  Everything God plants in our heart to do, He makes happen. 

 

It is so encouraging to know God can be trusted to follow through on whatever He promises.  So when we read 2 Chronicles 7:14 we should have great joy: “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.”

 

God will hear, forgive and heal, if we choose to humble our self before Him.  As we agree with God about our sins, seek Him and turn from our old ways, He will hear and respond.  That was the case for me.  Once I humbled myself, confessed my sins, He answered me, forgave me and healed me.  All that’s left is for me to continue carrying out God’s purpose in my life, as He reveals it to me.  This I know: He is the One working it out through me.  My part is willing obedience to Him.

 

How about you?  Have you humbled yourself before the Lord?  Have you agreed with God about your sin?  Are you seeking His forgiveness?  Why wait?  He’s waiting.  He will answer when you turn to Him.

 Lord, thank you for hearing us when we humble our self before you.  Thank you for your forgiveness.  Thank you for being faithful to answer us.  Draw us near.  May we always hear you.  In Jesus’ name Amen.  
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2 responses to “God Hears

  1. carlton figg says:

    I, too, was brought back from the brink of death even when the doctors had given up hope and were simply trying to make my passage out of this world more comfortable. After the doctors had given their opinion, pronouncing me more or less dead, a group of Christians marched into the ICU, where I was “dying”. They laid hands on me and prayed to the Lord for my recovery. I was vaguely aware of their presence, but I was too far gone to think with any amount of clarity. I definitely don’t recall having any faith at the time ! However, I have never doubted that “divine” intervention brought me out of that hospital alive. But, had I died, I am quite sure that it would have been put down to my lack of faith — and not God’s will. Anyway, within an hour of those people praying beside my bed I was sitting up and combing my hair. The doctors were visibly astonished, but, being doctors, they made no telling comment. However, it doesn’t matter what others believe and say — what matters is that I know that Jesus performed a miracle in that ICU unit that January afternoon 2006. And I have the documents to prove it — documents that portray the total hopelessness of my cardiac condition. What’s more — doctors are still insisting that I go in for a heart transplant. And one of them even gave me just three months to live — that was in March, 2006. Today, twenty months later, I’m still ticking along with the heart that God gave me when I was born. I am not a fanatic or a bigot. I don’t agree with scores of religious dogmas, and I feel that the Bible itself was put together by people who didn’t apply their minds (the contradictions are awful !). Nevertheless, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour — and He always will be.

  2. Idetrorce says:

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

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