17 May Daily Manna
TEXT: 2 Chronicles 14:1-15
KEY VERSE: “Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.” – (2 Chronicles 14:7)
Knowing the right time to make important moves and execute important projects is very essential if we must achieve success. This principle is well understood almost in every field of human life. No matter how laudable an idea or project may be, if the timing is wrong, it is bound to fail.
King Asa understood this principle well and did not fail to use it. As he became king of Judah, he first led the people back to God. They did away with idol worship and made a covenant to serve the Lord. As a result, the Lord gave them peace and rest from their adversaries which resulted in national prosperity. King Asa saw this time as the most appropriate to build and fortify the cities. As they embarked on this project, the Lord prospered them.
Setting things aright in our personal, family and corporate lives is very important. Today, we often pray and wish that God would prosper us, help us build and fortify our nation, homes, churches, businesses and lives; but except we turn to Him fully and do away with modern-day idolatries in our lives, we cannot experience His move.
As believers, we must have our spiritual senses sharpened well enough to recognise when the Lord is on the move and key into it. Moments of great revivals are times we can take advantage of to experience great spiritual and other blessings in our lives. Times when God has given us peace, rest and prosperity are times we can seize to build up our spiritual lives, consolidate spiritual blessings and advance to win more souls to the Lord. Are you taking advantage of the present moment of grace to draw near to God and make peace with Him? Do not miss the time because there may not be any other like it!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What time is it; what move are you making?
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