Do you issues or problems materializing within your city, province/state, country/region? Do you know what the underlying issue or cause is? Could it be a broken covenant? Could it be a broken promise? Could it be …? Where do you turn to find out? Where do you look to see what was promised in the past? How will you determine the cause of the challenges, the problems, the concerns, the withholding of blessings? Is there someone you can turn to? Is there somewhere you can look? There is! His name is Jesus. He is an intercessor for you and for me. There is! The book is called the Bible. It is the living Word of God that will speak to us daily guiding us to things unseen. God is alive and He speaks to us about the very situation we are facing through His Word. So will you posture yourself in a way to receive wisdom from God? Will you allow the truth to set you free? Will you permit the power of love to breakdown walls of unforgiveness and bitterness and fear?
“During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the Lord.” – 2 Samuel 21:1a
Did you commit to something and it is still unfulfilled? Did you make a promise that you haven’t kept? How about corporately as a town/city? How about as a state/province? How about as a country/region? Before it is too late consider the following:
“First, when we make a covenant, God expects us to fulfill it. God is a covenant maker. He made one with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He made one with each of us through Jesus Christ. The Scriptures are numerous regarding the importance of honoring our commitments.
Second, God is a very longsuffering God. He gave Israel many years of grace before He exercised judgment for their sin. However, there always comes a day when God must uphold His standard of righteousness. ” – Os Hillman in The Cost of Broken Covenants
So as you consider the issues/concerns/problems that you are facing consider if it something you have done or haven’t done yet, consider if it is something from the past that corporately was committed to and has been left undone, consider if it something from the past that was committed and the complete opposite was done. In any case turn to God for wisdom and then take action not only to help get out of the problem, but also to glorify God by your obedient, loving, caring heart. And then walk in the blessings of God as He desires for you to do. Don’t be paralyzed by fear for God’s plan is to give us a hope and a future, so let’s live out that plan.
- Fearful to Fearless: 365 Fear Nots: Verse of the Day: Isaiah 10:24-25
- Today God Is First : The Cost of Broken Covenants: 2 Samuel 21:1a
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I thank You Lord for this new day and for all that will go into and through it. This is the day that You have made, so I will rejoice and be glad in it. Grant me wisdom Lord for every situation I will face today. Grant me courage to do what You call me and ask me to do. Grant me a vision of the future that will produce encouragement and hope not only for me but for those around me that we may pursue after this vision with vigor and perseverance so that Your will and Your way will be accomplished in and through our lives. Lord, help me today so that with every thought, word, and action I take, You will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.