My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of 2 Chronicles 14:11 , “Asa cried out to the Lord, Lord it is nothing for you to help, whether with many or with those who have no power. Help us O Lord, for we rest on you. Do not let man prevail against You.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, From the above context we see the bold character of Asa, King of Judah. He did that which was good and right in the sight of God. He aimed at pleasing God. Happy are all those who walk upright in the sight of God. God graciously accepted him in what he did and approved his conduct. For He removed the altars, of the foreign gods, and the high places, and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the wooden images. He commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers. And to observe the law and the commandment. He also removed the high places, and the incense altars, from all the cities of Judah and the kingdom was quite under him. And he also built fortified cities, in Judah for he had no war in those years, because the Lord had given him rest.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Asa was more like his ancestor David in his character. This proves Asas bold and strong hand in exercising power over the land of Judah. Therefore he said to Judah, Let us build these cities and make walls around them, and towers, gates, and bars. As God has given us rest on every side.”In his days, the land was quiet for ten years. Later, Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots. So Asa went out against him. He was rather scared to face the large troop so he cried out to the Lord, and said, Lord it is nothing for you to help whether with many or with those who have no power. Since he cried out to the Lord for help and as he did that which was right in the sight of God, God was pleased with him and the Lord struck the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, God encourages you through the character of Asa to be bold and strong and when you do that which is right in the sight of the Lord, then God will hear your cry and reach out to help you. He will never forget you nor forsake you. He will help you to come out of your problem, no matter how big or great the problem may seem to be. For it is a trivial thing for the Lord to perform whether with many or with those who have no power. Therefore humble yourself in the mighty hands of God as Asa did and you will be victorious in your life.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for reminding us the character of Asa. Help us to do that which is right in the sight of the Lord like Asa, and be pleasing unto the Lord. May we be bold and strong in our resolutions. Teach us to exhibit good qualities like that of Asa boldly. Teach us to be determined about our resolution. In Jesus name we pray.