"“AND ALL THESE BLESSINGS SHALL COME UPON YOU AND OVERTAKE YOU, BECAUSE YOU OBEY THE VOICE OF THE LORD YOUR GOD.” DEUTERONOMY 28:2, NKJV
Allow me to start today’s devotional with a bold but true statement: God wants to bless His people—spiritually and practically. God doesn’t want you to barely scrape by with only enough to survive. Though we can all go through difficult seasons, He wants you to be blessed to be a blessing to those around you! Ezra experienced this firsthand when he led the second group of exiles out of Babylon. He knew of the possible dangers along the road from Babylon to Jerusalem, so he stopped, camped, and proclaimed a three-day fast with all the people at the river of Ahava. When Ezra was confronted with a situation of facing the unknown and in need of divine help, He committed himself to a fast just like you have. Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions. Ezra 8:21, NKJV God answered his prayer and delivered the people! “And the hand of our God was upon us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambush along the road” (v. 31). All of Ezra’s needs were met, provided for by the same loving, caring, gracious heavenly Father to whom you are praying. The reality is, when you fast and trust God, He will provide for you and supply you with everything you need and more.
What is God speaking to you today?