Reading for the Day: 2 Chronicles 7:14
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”
If you have ever taken a science class, then you have been introduced to order. In the universe, things happen at certain times and in certain ways. Some call it the “natural order of things.” In God’s realm, there is a divine order to things.
The verse above gives specific instructions as to how God’s people would receive forgiveness for their wayward actions. Unless they consciously acknowledged their sin and decided to change, their pleas wouldn’t be answered from Heaven.
It is like light and dark. Neither can exist in the same place at the same time. When you light a candle in the dark room, the darkness is pierced. That’s part of that natural order again.
In the spiritual realm, asking God for forgiveness begins the process of lighting up the dark places inside of you. Since God can’t exist in a dark place, one of them has to leave. If you are not ready to give your life to God wholeheartedly, then you have a big decision to make.
To receive God’s promise, you have to do your part first. Whether it is giving up a sin or changing a behavior, God makes it clear what has to happen and in what order. To gain true freedom, you have to first fall in line with God’s spiritual order.
Prayer Suggestions: You can’t live two separate lives in one body. Follow God or follow the world.
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