January 20, 2020
God of Every little thing
“ … Thus says the LORD, ‘As a result of the Syrians have mentioned, “The LORD is a god of the hills however he’s not a god of the valleys,” due to this fact I’ll give all this nice multitude into your hand, and also you shall know that I’m the LORD.’” 1 Kings 20:28 (ESV)
Years in the past, I used to be making ready for a gathering at work. This assembly was completely different from those I had attended up to now after I may simply seize a cup of espresso and get comfy in my seat.
This time, I used to be main it.
As a brand new supervisor, I used to be particularly nervous. Sadly, I wasn’t asserting any large raises or longer breaks at this specific assembly. As a substitute, there have been some particular coverage adjustments that wanted to be addressed with my group.
I bear in mind praying and asking God to information me as I formulated a plan. I requested Him to offer me the phrases to say. I additionally interceded for my group that God would put together their hearts to obtain the adjustments.
The morning got here, and so did the butterflies in my abdomen. I whispered one other prayer as I walked into the room. With my notes in my shaking arms and a voice to match, I began the assembly. Finally, the nerves subsided, and the dialog flowed. Fortunately, when it was all mentioned and executed, it went higher than I may have ever anticipated.
Later, I instructed somebody how properly the assembly turned out. After I talked about I had prayed for it, this individual replied, “I don’t suppose God actually cares about this type of stuff. He’s received larger stuff to take care of.”
I simply smiled, however my coronary heart knew in a different way.
In 1 Kings 20, an opposing military was on the brink of struggle Israel. Their technique was easy … “And the servants of the king of Syria mentioned to him, ‘Their gods are gods of the hills, and they also have been stronger than we. However allow us to struggle in opposition to them within the plain, and certainly we will be stronger than they’” (1 Kings 20:23, ESV).
The Syrians had put God in a field and have been satisfied He can be round for the battles on the hills, however not on the plains.
They have been improper.
“And a person of God got here close to and mentioned to the king of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord, “As a result of the Syrians have mentioned, ‘The Lord is a god of the hills however he’s not a god of the valleys,’ due to this fact I’ll give all this nice multitude into your hand, and also you shall know that I’m the Lord”’” (1 Kings 20:28).
All through Scripture, we see God was wherever His individuals wanted Him to be.
- When Adam and Eve have been hiding within the backyard, feeling the disgrace of their sin, God got here to stroll with them.
- It could have began with simply Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego within the fiery furnace, however earlier than lengthy, there was another person there who seemed to be the “son of the gods” in keeping with the pagan king (Daniel 3:25, ESV).
- The girl on the properly was attempting to keep away from the stares of the neighborhood however encountered the Savior as an alternative.
And that hasn’t modified.
“The place may I am going out of your Spirit? The place may I run and conceal out of your face? If I am going as much as heaven, you’re there! If I am going all the way down to the realm of the lifeless, you’re there too! If I fly with wings into the shining daybreak, you’re there! If I fly into the radiant sundown, you’re there ready! Wherever I am going, your hand will information me; your power will empower me. It’s unattainable to vanish from you or to ask the darkness to cover me, on your presence is all over the place, bringing gentle into my evening.” Psalm 139:7-11 (TPT)
No battle is simply too large. Analysis. Marital struggles. Infertility. Prodigal little one. Job loss.
No battle is simply too small. Allergy symptoms. Disagreements. Infants who received’t sleep by the evening. Work conferences.
He’s a God of the hills, the plains and every thing in between.
Expensive Lord, thank You for the reassurance that every thing that occurs to me issues to You. You’re a good Father who loves me past what I may even comprehend. Assist me to all the time come to You with religion, figuring out that nothing is simply too small or too large for You! In Jesus’ Title, Amen.
TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Psalm 73:23, “But I’m all the time with you; you maintain me by my proper hand.” (NIV)
Deuteronomy 31:8, “It’s the LORD who goes earlier than you. He shall be with you; he won’t depart you or forsake you. Don’t concern or be dismayed.” (ESV)
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