Thursday 26 October 2017

Devotional Tea 1: Run with the Word; Don't Stop!

Scripture:  2 Kings 16:18-19 (TLB)

Now pick up the other arrows and strike them against the floor.” So the king picked them up and struck the floor three times. But the prophet was angry with him. “You should have struck the floor five or six times,” he exclaimed, “for then you would have beaten Syria until they were entirely destroyed; now you will be victorious only three times.”

"The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for." (Jim Elliot)
What made the king stop after hitting the arrows on the ground three (3) times? Could he have asked the prophet for how many times before starting? Could he have kept hitting the arrow while waiting for the prophet’s instruction to stop? Or, could he have kept hitting the arrows while asking the prophet the question? If you were the king, what will you have done differently, and why?

Can you relate this with something God has placed in your hands? Are you just going to go so far, and no further? Or, are you giving it your all? Are you giving it your very best? Are you going to stop because the weather is not favorable? Or, are you going to keep pressing in spite of the circumstances? Is your heart in the work?

God has set you up. He wants to astound you. That which He is set to do in and through you is much bigger than your mind can ever comprehend. Open your heart to His bigness. Open your heart to the weightiness of His person. He wants to make you wonder.

Further Reading: Matthew 21:28-32; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Habakkuk 2:14; Numbers 14:21

Prayer: Lord, help me take personal ownership of that which you have committed into my hands. May I never see it as another man’s job. Help me be fully sold out to you, your purpose, and your will.

© 2017 Akin Akinbodunse

Link to Series:
Devotional Tea 2: My God is "I Am"

Links to Other Resources:
Praying God's Word (Beth Moore)
The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word (Joyce Meyer)

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