TODAY'S WORD FOR TODAY
YOU CAN CARRY GOD’S PRESENCE WITH YOU (2)
‘…I am the Lord your God…who directs you...’Isaiah 48:17
The Ark of the Covenant represented three things to the people of Israel. And these are three things you need in your life. Let’s look carefully at each:
1) Victory. When Israel went into battle they must have looked strange to their enemies because the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant went ahead of the army. Indeed, when their enemies saw it they may have laughed and said, ‘What’s that all about? What’s the big deal with the box?’ But after they had been humbled by defeat they realised they weren’t fighting man, but God. And when you are in right standing with God He will go before you and fight your battles. And the great thing is God has never lost a battle. 2) Guidance. When the Israelites needed direction, God spoke to them in the place where the Ark rested in the tabernacle. And they discovered what you will discover: when you seek God’s guidance and listen to Him, you won’t get it wrong. His guidance system is infallible: ‘…I am the Lord your God…who directs you in the way you should go.’(Isaiah 48:17) 3) Prosperity. Prosperity simply means, ‘Having enough to do the will of God.’ And that’s how much God wants you to have, no more and no less. When the Ark rested for a three-month span in the house of a man called Obed-Edom, all that he had was blessed and multiplied (2 Samuel 6:10-12). Could you use more victory, more guidance, and more prosperity? Spend time in God’s presence, and then carry it with you wherever you go.
TODAY'S PRAYER - FROM PRAYER FOR TODAY MAGAZINE
YOUR KINGDOM COME
Father, I pray today for the place where I live. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done here in my community. Please come in Your power and set the captives free; bring freedom for those imprisoned in sickness and addiction, and release those oppressed by their circumstances. Father, thank you that You’ve made me good news to those who are poor. Help me to restore sight and hope to those blinded by fear and shame. Source: Bible SocietyAbout Prayer for Today
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