This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Jeremiah 6:16
Now like never before we must ask again what the good way is! Now like never before we need rest for our souls! We need to be FREE FROM FEAR and walk the path of peace…
Believers, Christians, Christ followers -we Have a choice to make… Will we walk in it? 2 Chronicles 7:14 is a good place to start. Will we choose to walk in the good way?
2 Chronicles 7:14 “if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and heal their land!”
That’s a great scripture but what exactly does it mean to humble yourself and pray? To seek God‘s face? To turn from our wicked ways? How do we do that? Prayer isn’t easy for everyone and the Lord knows that a posture of being humble is so much more than bowing your head and shutting your eyes and folding your hands!
Seeking God‘s face doesn’t mean that we over spiritualize every little happening. Every beautiful sunset or sunrise although we can see God In Everything around us -He is everywhere -He is omnipresent. Seeking His face is much more than acknowledging Him in nature. Humbling ourselves And seeking his face in this Scripture are connected!
If we call ourselves believers, Christians, Christ followers we acknowledge that God’s ways are higher than our ways even if we don’t understand them! He is omnipotent – He is all powerful
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord”, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
Even when it clearly looks like evil is manifesting everywhere, when we see blatant lies Masquerading as truth…fraud and deceit being touted as normal…We TRUST HIM!
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12:17-19. It is totally, 100% absolutely, positively out of character for God to lie!. We need not think that evil can hide from Him! He is omniscient – he knows everything!
We must believe that no matter what circumstances manifest beyond our control we humbly trust God. We acknowledge HE is still in authority HE is still in control HE is still on the throne of heaven.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? … Mathew 5:43-48
We must continue to seek His face by allowing him to speak to us through His Word! We Humble ourselves, as we seek His face by doing His will when we pray for those who persecute us…
We seek Gods face by searching our own hearts that there be no evil in them. By asking God to allow us to see things through His eyes to love in His power when we can’t do it on our own and by humbly admitting how much we need Him!
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
May our hearts break from what breaks His heart!
We seek His face by humbly praying and believing that He will do what He says He will do if we humble ourselves and if we seek His face and turn from our evil ways when He convicts us In prayer and during the reading of His word. He promises He will heal our land!
So the question just popped into my head are you praying for President Trump? Vice President Pence? Are you praying for President Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi? Are you trusting God that he is going to roll out the circumstances As we humbly pray and turn from our wicked ways that He is going to bring heaven a little bit closer to earth as He rolls out the circumstances surrounding this election exactly the way He chooses?
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is heaven….