Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 25 "Standing Tall" 2 Kings 12-14

Each one of us is responsible for our own sin. 2 Kings 14:6. 

Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him. The Lord provided a deliverer for Israel. But they did not turn away from the sins of the house of Jeroboam. They just continued. 2 Kings 13:4. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24 ."Covenant People"2 Kings 9-11

Jehoiada then made a covenant between the Lord and the king and people that they would be the Lord’s people. 2 Kings 11:17. 

Oh! Father. We call on Your Name. Establish a covenant between You O Lord and my people. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 23 "Those With Us" 2 Kings 6-8

Elisha's servant knows the seriousness of the matter. It doesn't appear that Elisha can escape the massive army coming after him: "When the servant of the man of God, Elisha, got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. 'Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?' the servant asked.

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

2 Kings 6:15-17

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN THESE 10,000 Moments. Open my eyes that I can see what You have provided all around me. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 22 "Heart to Heart" 2 Kings 4-5

Mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands.
Not once, but twice.  2 Kings 4:34

As he stretched himself out on him, the boy’s body grew warm. Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out on him once more.  First, the widow's oil multiplying beyond belief.  Now, a dead boy, promised to his momma, raised from the dead.  Unbelievable.  Same God, different day.

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 21 "Where is this LORD of Elijah?" 2 Kings 1-3

 
“Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?”
2 Kings 2:14

You know, the one who called down fire on his enemies and God consumed them all, more than once.

You know, the one who passed away to another country through a veil in a chariot.

You know, the one who gave a double portion of His Spirit, his faith, to his friend, Elisha.

So, where is this LORD of Elijah, this day?

DEAR GOD, CHANGE ME AS WE MOVE THROUGH 10,000 MOMENTS THIS YEAR, in the fire; in the rain; in the loss; in the pain. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 20 "Have You Noticed" I Kings 21-22

 
“Have you noticed
how Ahab has humbled himself before me?" I Kings 21:29

"Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day ...  "
Do we really notice what we are doing, what others are doing, what is happening around us, what is happening within us.  Are we curious about all that?  Are we taking a good look at deep within?  Just like Elijah who has gone before this day, a man of Truth.  Are we spending our lives more concerned about what is happening within us than what is happening to us? 

DEAR FATHER, CHANGE ME IN THESE 10,000 MOMENTS, Make me want to live for another country, not this place we call home.  Teach us what it truly means for us to humble ourselves before You and before others.  And whatever the promptings this day, may we fully obey like these kings of old who followed You.

PHOTO:  Be vigilant.  Photo cred:  Commons



 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 19 "Enough" I Kings 18-20


He was the prophet who called down fire and rain. He knew. Yet, he hurt and wondered and just wanted to die n midst of glory and ministry.
And Elijah records: I have had enough, Lord. 1 Kings 19:7.  And I feel the same.  Problem is my testy circumstances matter in no kingdom.  
May I care about those things that touch Eternity. 
“I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” I Kings 19:10
And God responds: “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
And this spent an, this seeking prophet finds his God in a gentle Whisper. God will do His Work in his time by His Spirit, a sweet and gentle blowing of the Spirit of God. Whisper by me. 
DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN ONE, JUST ONE MOMENT THIS DAY: Oh God! Open our ears this day. Im spent.