OPEN HEAVENS AUGUST 2020 Friday August 28 A PROMOTION IN THE PROBLEM
Memorise: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Read: 2 Chronicles 20:1-26
Bible in one year: Ezekiel 9-12
Hymn 21: Now Thank We All Our God
Key Point: Praise turns problems to promotions.
While many people see mountains as stumbling blocks, we as Christians should consider them as mere stepping stones to the top.
There was once a young king who loved the Lord and was sold out to God completely, so the Lord decided to bless him. God got three wealthy kings to attack this young king and when he heard about the impending attack, he ran to God. “Father, what have I done that all these problems are surrounding me?” Someone reading this devotional is asking God this same question. Don’t worry, all your problems will lead to great testimonies in the mighty name of Jesus. God told the young king, “This battle is not for you to fight, but to store up riches. You just praise me on your way to the battleground, taking along wheel barrows. I have a surprise waiting for you there.” The young king gathered his people and praised God like never before as they approached the battlefield. God then told the three kings “Now begin to kill one another” The three kings wiped out one another completely and left all the wealth they came with for this young king. It took him and his army of worshippers three days to transport it all back home. His name was Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20).
There was also a small boy called David. A giant problem had risen up against his nation and everyone was afraid. He had no fear because he recognised that this one was a promotional problem. When he was assured that solving the problem would guarantee his promotion, he faced it head on in the name of the God of Israel -Jehovah Nissi. Within minutes, the giant’s head was in his hands and he had become even more popular than the king of the nation.
One similarity between these two is that they praised the name of God. If you want all your problems to cause a promotion for you, spend good time praising the name of the Lord today. Sing like David: will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works. Psalm 9:1