THE STORY OF JESUS: 2 Chronicles 14-17
“He did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians.” (2 Chronicles 16:12)
At first king Asa seeks the Lord, but eventually he stops.
He became more confident in his own abilities and accomplishments.
He also trusted his doctors more than God.
God does not ask us to forget our abilities, nor to just do nothing and wait.
God created us as partners, working together in the world as partners.
We can consult physicians, but we should do so WITH God, not instead of God.
We can plant fields, and harvest crops, but always aware of God’s hand in it.
We are to pray AND work, not just pray, and not just work.
When you are sick, do you also seek God’s help, or only the doctors?
When you are facing a crisis, do you only rely on your resources?
When you do your work, do you involve the Lord in your decisions and actions?
Am I taking on this job confident in MY abilities, or in OUR partnership?
As a Jesus follower, I need to work, but I also need to pray, to rely on God.
We are partners, and He will work with me, if I work with Him!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I do not go it alone, neither will You do it all for me. Help me to do my part with You, trusting You to establish the work of my hands.