2 Kings 3:18 An Easy Thing For God

This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord; he will also deliver Moab into your hands. 2 Kings 2:18

There are times when a person must do some task that appears or actually is very difficult for him to do. The task can be very overwhelming and stop a person from completing what needs to be done.

While it is difficult for one person, it can be a very easy thing for someone else to accomplish. He walks in and does the task as though there is nothing to it.

Joram, king of Judah, and Jehoshaphat, king of Israel, worked together to stop the king of Moab, but needed God’s help. Elishah told them that God would bring in the needed water in the valley and deliver Moab into their hands and that this was an easy thing for God to do.

Impossible tasks appear in the lives of people on a regular basis. Things are so difficult that there appears to be no way in order to solve them. People search for advice and often come up short and begin to fear the future feeling defeated.

Instead of fearing a situation, believers need to look to God for a solution. God’s wisdom, strength and abilities is so far above and beyond that of any person that anything that needs to be done is very easy to accomplish.

One needs to remember that God created the heavens, the earth and everything in them. If God can create all of this, the challenges in one’s life are very simple to deal with. Not only can God deal with a difficulty with ease, but He can also do it in amazing ways that defy normal logic or methods.

Believers do not need to fear a difficult situation when their trust is in the Lord and not in themselves or others.

You may have some difficult situation in your life that you do not know how to deal with. It may appear overwhelming and destructive and that it will take you out. Seek God for wisdom, direction and help in the situation. He knows the best way to overcome the difficulty.

No matter how large the situation may appear to be, God is bigger. There is nothing in your life that is too difficult for God to do with ease in His way and in His time. It is an easy thing for God to do.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God to help you overcome any difficulty in your life; that you will trust God’s method to overcome challenges; and that you will see God work through any difficulties in your life.

Joshua 14:12 With God’s Help

Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as he said. Joshua 14:12

In order for a person to gain something new it often takes work on his part. He has to be willing to reach out and grab it, since it is rarely just handed freely to him. In the process of grabbing something, many will often need others to assist in making it happen.

Caleb asked for a hill country with Anakites living there that had been promised to him. He said that with God’s help he will be able to drive out the Anakites to possess the land.

Believers are given many different promises in and outside of the bible. Some of those promises, very few, are given without any assistance upon the believer himself. Those few are given only by God and His power.

God, in His infinite power and wisdom, gives believers the power, wisdom and direction to be able to gain many of those promises.

Although believers today very rarely have to physically take land, they do have to take other areas in life. Control of their thought life, emotions, and overcoming temptations are just a few areas that a believer must conquer.

Usually, God does not just give immediate victory over those areas, but gives direction, power and guidance to conquer those areas.

The believer has to step out in faith, doing God’s will, knowing that God is with him and will help him. It takes action upon his part with God’s Holy Spirit strengthening and helping him fulfill the promises. With God’s help, he will drive out sinful practices and sin in his life.

Looking at your own life, there are areas that God wants you to conquer and have victory over. While God may supernaturally give you victory over some of these areas, most of them will require some work on your part.

You have to be willing to step forward to take the promise of God knowing that God will help you. It may be driving something out of your life or strengthening something good in your life. God is with you and will help you, if you will step out in faith to do His will.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will reveal areas that need to be conquered in your life; that you will step out in faith to take what God has promised; and that you will see God’s victory over sin in your life.

Numbers 13:31 False Reports

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” Numbers 13:31

On a regular basis people are faced with tasks that seem tremendously huge and unsurmountable. A few people will face these tasks and overcome them, while the majority will back down out of fear and no confidence.

Those that face the tasks and tackle them will often remember past difficult task that they have already overcome. Forgetting past accomplishments will make the task appear to be larger and more impossible.

After exploring the new land, the majority of the Israelite men stated that they could not attack the people because the enemy was stronger.

The Israelite explorers were speaking the truth when they stated that the people of the new land were stronger, but they had forgotten that they had overcome Egypt, the greatest power of the world at that time.

Following God will mean one is moving into a new territory, a new land. The enemy, the world, will fight against the believer, attempting to stop him or destroy him. The world does not want to lose ground.

Natural eyes will see the world and its powers as greater and more powerful than the individual. Many believers back down from taking new ground. They fear what the world may say or do. The world appears to be too big and powerful.

However, the true believer has God’s Holy Spirit resting in him and giving him the favor and strength of God. He will remember what God has already done in the past and will continue to do in the future and will not believe the false reports of the size of the enemy.

God beat the enemy in drawing a person to believe in Him. Now God can beat the enemy through the believer, taking more ground in this world.

You will have tasks set before you that appear larger than you are. Although those tasks are large, God is bigger. Remember what God has already done in your past and in the past lives of others. What God has done before He can do again.

Don’t allow the false reports of how large the enemy is to cloud your mind but fill your thoughts with how large God is. Go in and take on the task with God at your side and see God give you the victory.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see difficult tasks through the eyes of God; that you will see how strong and faithful God is; and that God will strengthen you to reject the false reports of the world.

Matthew 26:41 How To Avoid Temptation

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41

Everyday millions of people are striving to lose weight. They put themselves on a strict diet to accomplish their goals. While they manage to follow the diet for a week or two, most often people give into temptation to eat things that they should not eat.

They are frustrated with themselves and feel as if they are a failure. Their mind was desiring to lose the weight, but their body was weak and gave in.

As Jesus was getting ready to go to the cross, He had the disciples pray with Him. He told them to keep watching and praying so that they will not fall into temptation, because the flesh is weak.

In the same way people are striving to lose weight, there are believers who are striving to stop sinning. Yet, everyday they fall to temptation to sin in some way or another.

Temptation is something that no one can completely avoid. It is always there working to trip up a believer and cause him to sin against God. Even though it is always there, one does not have to give in to the temptation.

The first thing a believer must do is be watching. He must keep his eyes open to things that will tempt him to sin. If he is not watching, he will not see it coming as temptation and will fall for it.

The other thing a believer must do is pray. This is talking and listening to God. Every believer must be in constant communication with God. Paul said to pray without ceasing. When a believer is talking and listening to God, he will not give in to temptations that come his way.

As with every believer, there are some temptations that you have to deal with. Satan is going to try and cause you to fall into sin against God. Refocus your attention upon God with being in constant prayer. Then allow the Holy Spirit to open your eyes so that you may watch and see when temptations come your way.

Every time that a temptation comes your way, God will make a way for you to escape it. You then have to make the choice as to whether to sin or not sin. The closer you are to God, the easier it will be to not fall into temptation.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be in constant communication with God; that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to the attacks of the enemy; and that God will strengthen you to turn away from sin.