DAILY MEDITATION ‘Thinking with You’

If my people — will — I will:-II Chronicles 7: 13-14 This is a very familiar portion of scripture, often quoted by many Christians, but not so much liked these days. King Solomon had just offered a great sacrifice and made a petition to the Almighty God on the occasion of the dedication of the temple in Jerusalem. God was very pleased with Solomon and he replied him positively as well as conditionally. Fire came down from heaven, consuming the burnt offering and sacrifices and the glory of the LORD filled the house, signifying God’s approval. So much was the glory of God that the priests could not enter the house of the LORD. In jubilation, Solomon made further sacrifices unto the LORD. Then the LORD appeared to Solomon and spoke the very familiar words: ” If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” Three-fold action is expected. Humility; earnestness in prayer; a U -turn to God, indicating repentance, are expected from the people. From God, the response would be to hear the prayer; to forgive his people; and to heal their land. God’s people today need to take an earnest, bold stand for him and follow the same age-old step of humility, repentance, seeking God, calling upon him that he may hear us, forgive us and heal our lands all around the world. No nation or individual is exempted. God is eager to do his part if we are not arrogant or resistant to change by God. His healing and renewal are very much in need today; even more than the old days.  God cannot and should not be taken for granted; his grace must not be taken as weakness or sluggishness. His promises never fail. His arms are never too short to deliver. His power are ever ready to help us at this challenging time of need! We need a solemn assembly.

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