God’s Conditions

Second Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (NKJ).

One of the absolutely most difficult things to do is to humble ourselves. We don’t like to be wrong, but sometimes–considering the fact that we are not perfect (another thing we don’t like to admit)–we are wrong. We usually go kicking and screaming into concession only because some more powerful source forces us to admit the very human shortcoming of being wrong. In fact, we’ll sometimes (more often than not, I’m afraid) remain in the power struggle long past our full realization that we are in the wrong, just to keep from having to admit it.

Humbling ourselves only comes about when we realize that the other party will let us down graciously. Although fully justified to make fun of us, mock us, or show us up for the dummies we are, we need the party in the right to offer us a gentle out. In other words, we’ll more easily humble ourselves when we know there’s grace coming back at us from the one in the right.

We’re in a power struggle with God every day. We don’t want to bend over to lay down before Him our sinful ways, our time, our talent, or our treasure. It’s a humbling experience to give up that to which we have become accustomed, that which we have come to cherish. By humbly giving those things to God, we’re saying, “These no longer belong to me. You take them, God. Repair them, revive them, bless them, or even destroy them if that’s what You deem best. I let them go.”

Once we meet God’s conditions, the blessing process can begin! What’s the process?

  1. Humble yourself
  2. Pray
  3. Seek God’s face
  4. Turn from your wicked ways (That’s a tough one to admit.)

THEN

  1. God will hear you from Heaven
  2. God will forgive your sins
  3. God will heal your land

Meet God’s conditions. Start out by humbling yourself. Then get ready to experience some of that “land healing.”

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

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~ by sanewriter on November 30, 2011.

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