The best-equipped army cannot save a king,
nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.
Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory --
for all its strength, it cannot save you.
Today’s Scriptures: 2 Chronicles 16, Psalm 127:1-2
There is a thin line between crushing set goals and working in vain – it is called intervention. God’s intervention. Over time, one of the things I have realized is that “busy” does not always equal “productive” and you can probably testify to this too. However, there is a place of intervention where God consciously steps into your work, and colors all of your efforts.
The king Asa understood this in 2 Chronicles 16. From verses seven to nine, Hanani the seer showed him the root of his problems. He said,
“Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the Lord your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram. Don’t you remember what happened to the Ethiopians and Libyans and their vast army, with all of their chariots and charioteers? At that time you relied on the Lord, and he handed them over to you. The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.2 CHRONICLES 16: 7-9 (NLT)
Do you see that? Asa could not “crush” his goals because God’s intervention was missing. When we refer to God as our safe place, we mean He is involved in every facet of our lives. Jesus is the difference that makes all the difference. He is the reason we can boast of ourselves as new creatures when we become born again. This is what Psalm 127:2 says that unless God is building our lives, all our efforts are in vain.
Today, make a resolve to put God in the center of your life and work. He is not an option. He is a necessity.
Prayer Point: Father, I commit all that I am and all that I have to you. I understand that there is no life outside of you. In addition, I understand that you are the one who brings colors to lives. Jesus, breathe over my work today. Breathe over all that I am and all that I have. Intervene in Jesus’ Name. Amen.