Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Runners were sent

2 Chronicles 29 - 31

Well, I am about to surprise some of you...I've been running.  Not on the hot pavement, but in the swimming pool for thirty minutes everyday for 10 days now.  I set a timer and go.  Well, it's hard even in the cool water!  I already feel better, but it hurts in the process!

All of this to tell you that this morning the words about King Hezekiah obeying God's commands and preparing for passover once again caught my attention.  The king sent letters to all the people.  The king was  asking everyone to come to the Lord's temple to celebrate the Passover of the LORD.  He made every attempt to include all the people.  He even sent runners with the letters throughout the land.  Running is not easy to begin with and then they had to deal with people making fun of them.  We are told in chapter 30 that ~ most of the people just laughed at the runners and made fun of them.  

Sometimes participating in God's bigger plan is that we humans don't understand or see the outcome and that is not easy.  Sometimes, you are made fun of.  Sometimes, people just don't get it, but it will all work out!  In chapter 30 we also see these words ~
At the same time, God's hand was on the people in the land of Judah, giving them all one heart to obey the orders of the king and his officials, who were following the word of the LORD.  
Hezekiah prayed that God would pardon those who decided to listen and the LORD listened and healed the people.  

God indeed listens when we truly seek for Him to hear our words.  He will listen and He will heal in His way not necessarily ours.  His ways are so much more than we are able to comprehend and once again He knows the bigger plan.  We must be willing to run with the message even when we are laughed at and made fun's not about us!

Run today with God's words.  Point to His Words not ours.  It's about Him!

Sweet blessings,

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