Daily Reading – 2 Chron. 7-9 / Acts 5:1-28
2 Chronicles 7:16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
With ordering and shipping methods today, the time between ordering something and its arrival is often very short. Yet, between the moment we place the order, until the day it arrives, there is that question in our minds, what will it be like when it arrives. Will it be what I imagined? Will it come with any missing parts or broken? There’s that anticipation that builds until it comes. Then when it arrives, it’s almost like Christmas. You can hardly wait. Not just to see the item you’ve ordered, but also to answer all the associated questions you’ve allowed to build in your mind around it. What a welcome relief if you find that it meets or exceeds your desires.
In 2 Chronicles 6 Solomon prayed a long prayer, asking God to look favorably on the place he had built for worship, and to bless all those who worshiped Him when they entered or remembered Him and turned to this place. After his prayer, as with all of us, he simply had to wait upon the Lord for a response. For Solomon, the response was quick. In chapter 7 it says that when Solomon ended praying, God immediately and visibly answered his prayer. All who stood by saw the power and glory of God upon this place. Later in the night God met with Solomon in a more personal way, promising that He had chosen to answer every detail of his prayer. How wonderful it is when our shipment arrives and all the pieces are there.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Solomon’s prayer was detailed and huge. He asked for some mighty great things of his God. We must remember, his God, is also the same God that we have today. When we pray in His will, He still answers mighty big prayers and in great detail.
What big things should ask from your God?
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