August 14, 2014

Time: 8:55 PM

Weather: Pretty cool for August

Readings: 2 Kings, chapters 16-20

Noteworthy Verse:

“Isaiah, leaving, was not halfway across the courtyard when the word of God stopped him: ‘Go back and tell Hezekiah, prince of my people, ‘God’s word, Hezekiah!  From the God of your ancestor David: I’ve listened to your prayer and I’ve observed your tears.  I’m going to heal you.  In three days you will walk on your own legs into The Temple of God.  I’ve just added fifteen years to your life; I’m saving you from the king of Assyria, and I’m covering this city with my shield — for my sake and for my servant David’s sake.’ ”

2 Kings 20:4-6

Significance:

  • This verse shows that God listens and answers prayer.  Hezekiah was supposed to die, but due to his heartfelt prayer God chose to extend his life on Earth.
  • This verse also shows that events that happen to you are not always about you.  For instance, God extended Hezekiah’s life for God’s sake for David’s sake… not for Hezekiah.  So while Hezekiah may have thought this choice was about him, really it was a reflection of God’s greater plan.  It’s important to remember that it’s not always about us.

Feelings:
I’m heading to the beach tomorrow and I am very excited.  I haven’t been to the beach yet this summer and it feels long overdue.  I pray that God sends me divine appointments on the trip.

Also, today is my parent’s 38th wedding anniversary… I feel blessed to belong to a family that has chosen to stay committed to each other.

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