IT’S TIME TO PRAY


IT’S TIME TO PRAY

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

God is looking for a separate people; a people set apart unto Himself; a special people that will not get caught up in the things of this world, but will be a treasure unto Him.  In this verse, we see God talking to us, and not to the evil ones in the world.  He is saying, “If my people…”  That is me and you!  We are the people of God, and if we, the people of God, are doing things that are not pleasing to Him, then we need to change some stuff or we are not going to see healing in our land.

If you read the book of Daniel, when he came to pray to God, He did not say that it is everyone else’s fault.  He said, “We have sinned.”  He included himself in the sins of the nation, and here God is telling us to do the same thing.  Look again at what it says: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 

God is not looking for a perfect people, but for ones who will humble themselves, pray, seek Him, and turn from their wicked ways.  The amazing thing is that if we do this, God will bring healing to our land.  So this verse shows us that we are responsible for what is going on in the world.

Some might say, “Oh no, it is the democrats, or the republicans.”  No, it is us!  We need to do our part, and if we do, God will do the rest. 

So today, let us take a few minutes and ask God, our dear Father, to show us things in our lives that He wants us to change.  Let us be open to the voice of the Holy Spirit within us, and make a decision to walk in His ways.  Not only will it bless us, but it will bless a lost and hurting world.

CONFESSION:  Holy Spirit, reveal to me the things that are hindering me from being a blessing to this world.  I want to change so that I can help this hurting world.

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 12

John 16

Psalms 119:65-80

Proverbs 16:4-5

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 19, 1 Samuel 20

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 17:6-26

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 68:7-14

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 19, 1 Samuel 20

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 17:6-26

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 68:7-14