Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How is your feet?

2 Chronicles 16

Asa previous victories were secured by one thing his reliance on God. If asked we all know we should rely on God. We should ask him for direction. We should ask him for protection and we should ask him for help. We all know that most of us have done it at one time or another. So why do we sometimes try to things in our own strength.

Asa at one time went to God as a matter of course but somehow the habit had eroded and now faced with a great challenge he decides to bargain and compromise his way out of it. What makes a man face up to a huge challenge with God by his side only to buckle and not even bring God into it when faced with another similar situation.

Basically somewhere on the way he and we replace God with self. Its not a conscious up in lights moment but a slow transference of our focus from God to self.

The problem in its self was not because he made the wrong decision it was because its a heart thing. His heart had drifted. As the Prophet said:

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (v9)

Asa spent his last years with crippled feet. Maybe a bit of an example. Without feet it becomes difficult to do things on your own you have to start relying on others.

Lesson? Guard your heart and rely on God.


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