Be Lifted to New Heights of Accomplishment

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The event recorded in 2 Chronicles 13 is another inspiring occurrence where we see the results of God’s favor at work just like David defeating Goliath, the Red Sea and Moses, or Daniel and the lion’s den. If we can just simplify our life and let God do the amazing part, we can be lifted to new heights of accomplishment. God can expand our thinking and give us confidence to adventure out to explore new opportunities that fulfill the purpose He has for us.

In today’s reading, Jeroboam’s northern kingdom seemed to have the military advantage with an army twice the size as Abijah’s fighting men but God was not on their side because the priests in Jeroboam’s northern kingdom were selected by them and their gods were idols like golden calves. On the other hand, the southern kingdom called Judah led by Abijah worshiped the LORD; Jehovah, the only true God. The priests in Judah were the sons of Aaron and the Levites who assisted them.

Jeroboam had set up an ambush and with the number soldiers in his army, it looked like a sure win but Judah had one big advantage; God was on their side. They ended up routing Jeroboam because they relied on the LORD, the God of their fathers (v. 18).

When the God of the universe intervenes, there is optimism, confidence, and decisiveness. It is like the runner with the wind at their back or the team with momentum. This day, think about what it means to have a God who intervenes. Believe that He will lead you to where you did not expect to go and shape you in ways you had not anticipated.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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22 Responses to Be Lifted to New Heights of Accomplishment

  1. EsseRealis says:

    Today I will definitely think about how God intervenes in my life- thanks for the challenge and encouraging words!

  2. Hey mark, I absolutely love our Blog!!!!! I may re-blog one of your post this Saturday if that’s OK????

    Take Care my Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  3. What wonderful truths about The Lord to meditate on! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Chris Brann says:

    I often feel the effect of having God with me. Particularly when I am not feeling well and need His strength to do His work. He never stops amassing me with the help he sends when working on a talk.
    Thank you for this.

  5. Chris Brann says:

    Reblogged this on A Christian Warrior and commented:
    I often feel the effect of having God with me. Particularly when I am not feeling well and need His strength to do His work. He never stops amassing me with the help he sends when working on a talk.
    Thank you for this.

  6. Great blog !! I am reminded about what the apostle Paul said in…
    Ephesians 3:20… Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, (NKJV)
    Blessings in Christ, bruce

  7. Nancy Ruegg says:

    You are so right: our God does indeed intervene in our lives. He has already led to places I did not expect to go, and he has shaped me in ways I had not anticipated. Those actions will undoubtedly continue until I take my last breath. It is truly an exciting way to live.Thank you, Mark, for a jolt of expectation!

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