Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Daily Devotion for 2/22/11 What you learn in a crisis

Happy Tuesday Folks. For most of us, today marks the start of another work week. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.

Today's Lesson: What you learn in a crisis
Scripture Reference: 2 Kings 7:3

“Why are we sitting here until we die” (2 Kings 7:3)

The armies of Syria had besieged Samaria and the people were dying of starvation. Four lepers, whose disease forced them to live outside the city walls, had gotten used to living on scraps of bread people threw over the wall each day. But now no more scraps were coming their way. They said to themselves: "Why are we sitting here until we die?" So they took action:

"They rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians...to their surprise no one was there. For the Lord had caused...the Syrians to hear...the noise of a great army...Therefore they arose and fled...and left...their tents, their horses, and their donkeys...these lepers...went into one tent and ate and drank, and carried from it silver, and gold and clothing...Then they said to one another, 'We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent...let us go and tell the king's household'" (2 Kings 7:5-9)

There are three important truths in this lesson:

#1 Crisis becomes your friend, when it moves you to take action: Things will only get better once you get sick and tired of being and sick and tired. Then things will begin to change for the better.

#2 Once you take a step of faith, God will move on your behalf: The only thing that can limit God, is YOUR doubt, YOU stubbornness, and YOUR complacency. Why not trust him? "The Lord waits that he may be gracious unto you" (Isaiah 30:18)

#3 When God blesses you, you can't keep it to yourself: Others need what God has given YOU, and YOU must get it to them-on time.

That's all for day...Definitely some things to think about...

Today's Black History Moments:
Negro History Week began on February 1, 1926. It is now known as Black History Month, but was first celebrated on this date as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month long celebration in 1976.

Today we celebrate the birthdays of some prominent African Americans

In 1989 DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the FIRST Rap Grammy for "Parents Just Don't Understand"
In 1950 The birth of Julius "Dr. J" Erving


Pray for someone today!

May God bless and keep each and every one of you...

Peace and Blessings from your Sister in Christ,

: LA :

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