Sunday, August 20, 2006

He is the Way at Turning Points

We often encounter turning points in life. When we come to these turning points we are tempted to waver or we have our faith and hope challenged.

In the Old Testament when the people of God encountered overwhelming enemies or situations where their faith and hope were challenged there is a consistent pattern of victory in these times and a pattern that leads to defeat. The pattern for victory includes calling out to God while humbling oneself and even calling the nation to times of fasting and humbling themselves before God. Those who did so out of an honest and contrite or repentant heart received the victory.

They were given God’s solution or plan. Within this victory or plan there are two key elements; God timing and God’s strategy. When we come to such turning points or crises in our lives these principles work for us today. We must humble ourselves and call out to God. When we do, we can expect him to bring us the answer we need by His strategy and in His time. Queen Ester’s story is one example of following this pattern to victory. King Saul on the other hand did not follow this pattern, but took things into his own hands and lost not only the battle but his kingdom.

Today, if you are at a turning point, humble yourself (fasting is one of many ways to do that), call out to God and He will hear your voice and give you the victory with His strategy and His timing!

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1 comment:

The Blunt Prophet said...

Just stumbling upon your site. Great work her brother, keep up God's work. Great stuff !!

I used to do ministry in Frasier Valley in Colorado, miss it big time !!