“Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God.” 2 Chronicles 14:2.
“Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, ‘Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. Lord, you are our God; do not let mere mortals prevail against you.’” 2 Chronicles 14:11.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Kings 15, 2 Chronicles 13-14, and Philippians 4.
Asa had a terrific relationship going on with God. They aren’t strangers. There is interaction.
When trouble comes, and this was BIG trouble, Asa not only sees the size of the trouble but recognizes the “size” of God.
Outnumbered 2-1, it looked like a disaster for Asa’s forces on paper, but the actual result was just the opposite.
My relationship with God must be so close that I can glide for situation to situation aware of His nearness. Some of us lose contact with Him in the good times, others in the bad times, and some all the time. That loss of contact, kills our relationship with Him. Asa’s relationship with God was seamless. A model for each of us to follow.
“Lord, thank You for today’s story. Having a close relationship with You will cover all seasons of our lives. We dare not detach from You for a second. We will always need You. Remove the obstacles in our lives that are negatively impacting our relationship. Guide me, O Lord.”
Who do you count on?