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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All Praise and Honor and Glory to God!

The Lord has shown me that throughout all the scripture, and my personal experiences as well, God's hand is moved repeatedly when His people; 1) fast and pray, and 2) Praise and Worship.

In 2 Chronicles 20 (for example), a very large army of 3 different countries aligned themselves to take Judah. The first thing King Jehoshaphat did was to seek the Lord and declared a fast in all Judah.

Now, fasting is not some sado-masochistic thing we do to de-evaluate our self esteem into false humility. It is not some way to manipulate God so He'll feel sorry for our pitiful selves.

Fasting is simply acknowledging to ourselves AND God that we are sincere in our efforts to seek His face and His wisdom and His intervention at the same time getting ourselves out of the way. He already knows who we are and what we need. He wants us to know that He alone is the answer.

Everytime there was a major need for God to move and/or give wisdom, God's people fasted and prayed. God's Word came and one of the most beautiful promises of God came forth:
2 Chronicles 20:15 "Do not be afraid nor dismayed (anxious) because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's."

This was a situation that would have been impossible for them to win in the natural. It was a supernatural problem and needed a supernatural solution.

In fact, they didn't go to fight at all. They praised the Lord. They sang, they shouted, they went to the battlefield, and found that the enemy had destroyed themselves!

They sought the Lord, and praised Him for the answer, never doubting! Faith in their God. Irrational to the world, but the world failed, not God!

Praise to God! For His Mercy Endures Forever!


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