1 Chronicles 22:18
“Is not the Lord your God with you? And has He not given you rest on every side? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the Lord and before His people.”
Through the Fire – Greg Laurie
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you
Years ago, my wife was cooking a steak, and as she often does, she threw it on and then went and did something else. But on this particular occasion, she forgot about the steak. Then she said, “Something is burning. What’s that smell?”
Let’s just say it was well done.
I’m glad that when we go through fiery trials as believers, God doesn’t get distracted, forget about us, and leave us there.
David wrote in Psalm 23, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me” (verse 4 nkjv).
We must remember to cast our problems on the Lord, turning them over to Him in times of need.
When the people were griping and complaining about Moses, the Bible tells us that Moses cried out to the Lord. When Hezekiah received an intimidating letter from a king who was threatening to destroy him, he spread the letter out before the Lord. When Mary and Martha saw that their beloved brother Lazarus was sick, they sent word to the Lord.
When trouble comes your way, cast it on Him. Spread it out before Him. Call on Him. As the Scriptures say, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7 nkjv).
Most of us would like to avoid the valleys of life, so to speak, but there are some lessons we learn there that we cannot learn anywhere else.
God doesn’t promise to keep us out of all trouble. But He does promise to be with us in the midst of it. It’s a great thing to know that when the Lord lets His children go through a fiery trial, He always keeps an eye on them and an eye on the thermostat.
COVID-19 Crisis Prayer – Pastor Mike
Crisis Prayer Topic: Behave Wisely in a Blameless Way
In the 101st psalm by David, He begins with the focus of his song being mercy and justice! The two need not be exclusive of each other. As David declares he will sing praises to the LORD, he makes declarations by the Holy Spirit which give us our direction of prayer.
“I will behave wisely in a perfect (blameless) way. Oh, when will You come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.” Psalm 101: 2
Pray we would behave wisely in a blameless way in the midst of this crisis. Pray that we would wait on the LORD to come to us and hear His voice. Pray we would walk within our own homes with a blameless heart. Pray we would set nothing wicked before our eyes. Pray that we would hate what causes one to fall away.
Pray we would speak no unwholesome word, but only what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. Pray we would not grieve the Holy Spirit with a proud heart. Pray we are among the faithful of the land, walking blameless in our service to the LORD and to others.
Pray there would be no deception among us or in our houses. Pray we would not be cut off from the city of the LORD. Pray we would abide in the words and Person of Jesus as He promises to abide in us.