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Read:

  • 2 Kings 13:1-25
  • 2 Kings 14:1-22
  • 2 Chronicles 22:10-23:21

The highlighted account in 2 Kings 13:14-19 reminds me, yet again, of something I seem to so easily forget. I pray for a mighty movement of God, or deliverance, or guidance. And He hears me. However, sometimes I forget that I am supposed to also be working through the situation. I pray. I wait. I pray again. I wait again. At some point frustration creeps in, leading to underlying questions of whether my prayers are working or if there is something standing in the way.

There is something standing in the way. That something is me. Praying hard and working hard are not mutually exclusive concepts. One does not negate the need for the other, nor does one overshadow the other. To be clear, if God tells you to wait, wait. However, so many times there is work to be done. And though the direction may not come in crystal clear stereo, if He hasn’t said to not work, then maybe we need to be working on that thing too.

Ask Him now where you might need to be working rather than waiting.

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