LGD 054: If My People

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The coronavirus will not go away, and it is scaring many people. As state and local governments issue new closures, our hearts sank a little further as we realize the end is not in sight.

black man kneeling and praying with his hand on his head and a bible beside him on a pew
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Parents are quickly realizing that a new school year is quickly approaching, and they will once again have to juggle work commitments with being near full-time educators.

Today, we look back on the history of the Israelites, and the struggles they faced.

First and Second Chronicles of the Bible read like an early history of Israel. In today’s scripture passage, we look in on King Solomon just after he has built the temple.

For hundreds of years, the ark of the covenant had no permanent home. King David wanted to build a home for it, but God said that privilege would be for his Solomon.

God reminded David that He did not need a home – He was everywhere. When the temple was completed, God appeared to King Solomon at night.

God said,

“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.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

During this time in Israel, the Israelites were worshiping other gods, and God had dried up the land and sent several plagues upon the people. He wanted to be in communion with His people.

Today, the virus, may not be our plague, but God is calling us to turn from the paths that we have been pursuing. He longs for us to come back to Him and be in communion with Him.

Our lives are filled with stress and uncertainty during this time, but as God commanded the Israelites, He asks us to do the same.

If my people, who are called by MY name, will humble themselves and pray.

We can do that. We can pray. Even when we do not know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit will intercede on our behalf and convey it to the Heavenly Father.

What do we pray for?

We pray for:

  • Healing from the Coronavirus
  • Restoration of our land
  • Opportunities to share the Good News with people who are far from God
  • Open hearts and open ears

God is the Great Physician, and He can heal our land with a simple word. Let us ask God to heal our nation according to His glorious plan.

However, we also ask that God would allow a revival to take place in our land, and many people would come to Christ through this pandemic. He is at work behind the scenes.

He has not forgotten us. Our vision may get foggy, but He sees 20/20.

Prayer: Lord, our vision may be fuzzy and foggy, but you see the beginning from the end. We ask you to heal our land and bring many people into the kingdom of heaven during this time. Give me boldness to share my faith, and to see the opportunities around me. Thank you for the blessing of today. Amen!

I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

2 thoughts on “LGD 054: If My People

  1. This is spot on- our country does need to return to God’s path. The virus has been hard on many families, however, God never said the path would not be without struggles. I have seen many people turn to God because of the virus- he does work behind the scenes for the good.

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