MAY 13, 2013 God’s strength is greater

Let him see

Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs.” Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see.” The Lord opened his servant‘s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire. 

2 Kings 6:15-17 NLT

 

God‘s strength is greater

The Aramean army was advancing. Enemy horses, troops, and chariots were everywhere, surrounding the city with the express purpose of seizing Elisha. No wonder his servant was petrified when he woke up to the sight of a massive army bearing down on them. When the servant cried out to his master, Elisha shared how he perceived in spirit the might of the Lord, which was far greater than the forces opposing them. And when Elisha prays for God to open his servant’s eyes so that he, too, can see what Elisha has seen, immediately he perceives the horses and chariots of fire protecting them.

The Lord is ready to open our eyes afresh for each new situation and to show us his vast resources. His strength and might are far greater than the enemy’s, but we, like the servant, see “through a glass darkly,” and we need for God to open our spiritual eyes.

LORD, grant me the light this day in the unseen realm to see how your strength is greater than any foe that threatens to assail me. Open my eyes, Lord! Remind me of your awesome power and unlimited resources, and then let me take courage because you are fighting for me!

Adapted from The One Year® Book of Praying through the Bible by Cheri Fuller, Tyndale House Publishers (2003), entry for June 24.

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Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

 

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