Who Are You Going To Call On?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

2 Chronicles 13:18 The Israelites were subdued on that occasion, and the people of Judah were victorious because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors.

O-bservation:

Earlier, God’s anointing had left Jeroboam, whom He had wanted to use like He had used King David. Instead, Jeroboam rebelled. He was leading the ten northern tribes of Israel when King Abijah of Judah lined up to fight him. Abijah had 400,000 warriors and Jeroboam had 800,000 warriors. Abijah stood on top of a mountain and begged the Israelites to come back to their historic God and stop their rebellion, but they attacked Judah from the rear. At this point, Abijah and all of Judah called on the name of the Lord and sounded the battle cry. God came down and routed the Israelite army. That day 500,000 Israeli warriors were slain, and Israel and Judah remained at peace for ten years. That day the army of Judah, only half the size of the Israeli army, subdued their foes because they called on the name of the Lord, the God of their ancestors.

A-pplication:

As the enemy of our soul moves in to attack you from all sides today, I want to ask you a question. “Who Are You Going To Call On?”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM, I am once again calling upon You for my salvation and help. Unlike Jeroboam, I have not prepared golden calves to call upon, nor do I lean on my own understanding of this situation. Instead oh Lord, I’m calling upon You to save and rescue me one more time. Amen
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Call On The Lord Today

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

2 Chronicles 14:11 Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. Lord, you are our God; do not let mere mortals prevail against you.”

O-bservation:

Asa was the son of King Abijah of Judah. Earlier in his father’s career, Abijah had been outnumbered 800,000 to 400,000 by Jeroboam's forces. But Abijah called on the name of the Lord and God routed Jeroboam and his army. Now, years later, Abijah’s son King Asa of Judah was in a similar situation against the Cushites, and like his father he called on the name of the Lord for help. The Bible says (vs. 12), "The Lord struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled."

A-pplication:

Besides being "The God of the Universe and the Creator of All Things," God is also our Father. I know that as a father, all my boys have ever had to do is to call me and I'll be there for them IMMEDIATELY! Unlike us God is there before we call, but is waiting for us to call. He is the same today as He was thousands of years ago when Abijah and his son Asa called out to Him for help. And He will be the same forever. Just like He immediately answered this father and son team thousands of years ago, He's ready to rescue and save you out of your trouble today. You may be saying, "Rich, what do I have to do?" Just ... "Call On The Lord Today!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm so thankful that nothing has changed since the days of Abijah and Asa. We, Your people, still face insurmountable challenges, but You're still waiting for us to call on You today. So, here I am again and I'm calling. Amen
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