FRIDAY, JULY 1
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell face down on the ground and cried out, “The Lord—he is God! Yes, the Lord is God!”
1 Kings 18:39 (NLT)
THE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITIES OF LIFE HINGE ON HOW WE RESPOND WHEN FACED WITH TRUTH.
In a little town unknown to many, there was a small church. One night smoke and flames consumed this little church. People from all over town stood in the streets and watched the church as it burned. The local preacher drove up and noticed several people that he hadn’t seen in a while. Walking up to one man he asked, “My brother, where have you been? I haven’t seen you around here in a while.” The man looked the preacher up and down and sarcastically responded, “That’s because I hadn’t seen this church on fire in a while!”
God set wet wood on fire to get His people to come back to Him. When the Isrealites saw God work they fell down and worshiped Him. The point of the miracle is not the miracle. The point of the miracle is how people respond. God is at work around you everyday. The big question is how are you going to respond to what God is doing.
When was the last time you felt confronted by the truth of God’s Word? What did Mike say on Sunday that challenged you personally? How have you responded to that confrontation?
Thank God for loving you enough to confront you with truth when you are living in error. Write down a few changes you believe God may be wanting you to make. Give God that list.