November 13, 2021
I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our God, who created and formed us and who never ever forgets us. The blessed word that God has given for you, today is from the book of 2 Chronicles 7:14, ” If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ”
From the above context we see how God is pleased with those that humble themselves. He always makes a condition, before He executes His plan and purpose for us in our lives. He says, “If His people will humble themselves, and pray and seek the face of God then He will hear their prayer from heaven and heal their land and bless them.” The Bible says, they that humble themselves shall be exalted.” For God gives grace to the humble.” When God is pleased with you then His eyes will be open and His ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. He is ever willing to hear your prayer from heaven. After Solomon dedicated the temple, the Lord appeared to him and gave him some reassurances. “The Lord appeared to him at night and said: ‘I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.’ When there is no rain, or when locusts come to devour the land or if there is a plague among my people, “’ then if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” This is the promise given to the people of God.
All the blessings of this world are condensed in this single word, Heal or Restore.” Yes God wants to heal and restore your land, your property, your job, your business, your family, your children who are unruly and disobedient. God wants to heal them all. But you need to humble yourself before this mighty God. Be honest in all that you do. Then God will be pleased with you and bless you. You might have seen elderly people bless the younger couples during the time of their marriage. Or any young people being blessed by elders. “Blessing” is very important. And to be blessed by God is all the more important. To whom will God bestow His blessings? He will bless those who humble themselves. God had entered into a covenant with Israel and promised to take care of them and cause them to prosper as long as they obeyed Him. Because of the covenant relationship, there was a direct correspondence between their obedience and their prosperity. This implies to us also. If we obey His ordinances then we too like the Israelites will be blessed.
While Jesus lived in this world, he told his disciples, a parable. Jesus told this parable: to his disciples to show them the importance of being humble. “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood near the altar, by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people, like the robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give one tenth of all I get. ’He boasted about himself, before God. “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He did not even come near the altar of God. He thought he was unworthy, to come before God. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt they will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
God is not looking at how much money or offering you give unto the Lord. He looks how willingly you give Him. How generous you are. We have heard some parents say, “Look my son bought this shirt for me.” or my daughter bought this dress for me.” Parents may be rich, they have abundance of clothes to wear. Yet when their daughter or son purchase a dress for them they become so excited and happy, they go about telling what their children have done for them. So is God, when you offer Him from the abundance of your heart, God is pleased with you. Therefore humble yourselves before God. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You, for this blessed day. Lord, we are thankful to You for hearing our humble prayer. Have mercy on us and be gracious to us. Forgive us of our sins and heal our land. May our land bring forth its yield. Teach us to obey your condition that we should, humble ourselves, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways. Help us to walk according to your expectation.
In Jesus’ name we pray.