Day 212: Hearing from God

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Friday, July 31st, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Chronicles 29:1-36
Romans 14:1-23
Psalm 24:1-10
Proverbs 20:12
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

And they gathered their brethren, sanctified themselves, and went according to the commandment of the king, at the words of the Lord, to cleanse the house of the Lord. – 2 Chron 29:15

The proper chain of command is as follows: God speaks, the leader relays His instructions, and the people walk out His commands. Hezekiah knew that he would never rule well without first hearing from the Lord. So, he set his heart to enter into covenant with God (2 Chron 29:10). Then, he was faithful to everything God asked him to do.

Hezekiah was not a great king because he was more courageous than all the men before him. He was not a great king because he was wiser than any man to have ever lived. He was a great king because he listened to God. He acted on God’s word, and was blessed beyond measure as a result.

Your success at work will be a direct result of your ability to hear from God and relay His instructions. Your authority as a parent comes from God; your children will only listen to you if you receive instruction from heaven, and relay God’s message. Whatever you do will only yield fruits of increase if you listen to God first!

Whenever we do anything, we do well to listen to God first. When we act on His instructions through obedience to Jesus Christ, He will cause us to prosper!

Prayer:

Father, I am listening! Speak to me in my situation. Tell me everything I need to know to prosper. I want to grow and glorify Your Kingdom in every way possible. Help me to do it, in Jesus’ mighty name!

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