HEZEKIAH PRAYED AND PRAYED!!!
Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 19
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Key Verse: 2 Kings 19:19
Now Therefore, O Lord our God, I pray, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord God, You alone.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I’ve heard Your call. You have said, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” I respond with those powerful words, “Here am I! Send me.” I pray this in Jesus’ Name! Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I was about to turn 17 when I attended Lakeshore Pentecostal Youth Camp for a week. It was there at the altar in the tabernacle that I prayed approximately this prayer with all my heart, “Lord Jesus, I want to serve You fully in Your great cause. Please Lord, do me the great favour of calling me into the ministry with a definite call so that I will know You have called me, and so that I will never turn back from serving You.” He gave me an unmistakable call almost immediately when the Youth Evangelist came to where I was kneeling in the middle of hundreds of other teens and said, with authority in his voice, “You are called into the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ!” I’ve never doubted that call for even one minute for the past 64 years.
In reference to today’s reading, my English teacher in high school had us memorize the poem “The Destruction of Sennacherib,” by Lord Byron. I remember it to this day… “The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold, and his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold….” Lord Byron was a student of Holy Scripture (click here for the entire poem).
Yours for God’s call on our lives,
P.S. In 11 days we’ll be half-way through the entire Bible. If you have just started reading with me, in 104 weeks you’ll finish the entire Bible, moving from the Hebrew Scriptures to the Greek, the Old Testament to the New, alternating between the two. Please tell others about this blog and encourage them from time to time to stick with it throughout the entirety of the Bible. Throughout the years, I have become convinced that with the two-year reading plan, over 70% of people who start to read with me complete reading the entire Bible. In the one-year plan, which I promoted for years, only about 30% completed the entire Bible. I discovered this because of the requests (or the lack thereof) for additional study materials.
Inspiring blog today Pastor David. That must have been a happy day for you when you received that confirmation of your calling at Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp. May the lord bless you today and give you many more days of ministry. Blessings saints.
Praying for those affected by the bombing in Manchester.
Manchester, my ancestry. I have relatives there. I wonder what would happen if the poem by Lord Byron was read in high school today. So dreadful that this is probably not allowed.
Please, Lord God, raise up Godly leaders in our countries who look to You for wisdom and guidance and help. We really need You. Please help us to share Your Gospel today. In Jesus’s name, amen
Bob Dylan, “I believe in You”
Amen Rob, agreeing with you for Godly leaders, In Jesus Name I pray let it be so Lord!
Sad situation in Manchester, England. “Lord, come with you comfort to those whose loved one were killed by the bomb. Grant healing to those injured by the blast. Help all who were affected by this tragedy. Help them to turn their eyes upon you. Come with your comfort, strength and peace. Give all police enforcement courage and wisdom. Lord, we truly need an outpouring of your Spirit around the world. ‘May God arise and His enemies be scattered'”.
I had the opportunity a few years ago to walk through the entire Hezekiah Tunnel. Amazing engineering project. It is refreshing to finally meet Hezekiah, a lover of God, a believer in prayer. How many times, we too, in desperation, knee before the Lord, spreading out our problems before our God asking for his His. What a great example Hezekiah is to us!
Great potos…particularly the exit…is it Reynold in the photo?
oops …should read “Great photos”