Is there no God in __________? (insert your city)
I started the book of 2 Kings the other day which starts off with a story about Ahaziah, the king of Israel at the time. Now he doesn’t get much space in the Bible and you will soon find out why. It just so happens that Ahaziah has had an accident and injured himself and is worried that he is going to die. He decides to find out. Being the king of Israel, it would make sense to go directly to the source of life God but Ahaziah sends his messengers to consult Baal-Zebub instead. The messengers start out but God sends Elijah to intercept them. God’s words through Elijah were “Is there not a God in Israel that you are going off to consult Baal Zabub, the god of Ekron? Therefore this is what the Lord says: You will not leave this bed you are lying on. You will certainly die.”
Am I showing God is in my city? Do I consult Him first with my questions, my fears, and for wisdom? Do I testify to His faithfulness in all things? I have seen God’s faithfulness this summer as He has heard my cries for help with healing, inadaquacy, wisdom and even meeting everyday needs of my family. I am still in training. I still want to run to others for help or get a book that will solve my problem. But I need to be on my knees first. God may lead me to another person or book but I am trying to let Him do His work in His way. I want to proclaim with my life that there is a God in the city that I am in.
Dear God, You are faithful and merciful. You are God of all creation. You are God of my nation and God of my city. May your will be done here as it is done in heaven. Amen