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Daniel Fast Devotional // Day 8 // January 12, 2015
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Daniel Fast Devotional - Day 8               January 12, 2015



WHAT SEEMS DIFFICULT TO US IS SIMPLE TO GOD!
by Cory Vance // RC Student's Pastor


"But this is only a SIMPLE thing for the Lord..." ~2 Kings 3:18 (NLT)


The backstory: Three kings (Jehoshaphat, Joram, and the King of Edom) joined forces to take out the King Of Moab. They reached a point where they thought they were dead because there was no water for their men or the animals. They believed they were going to lose. In fact, they even asked, “The Lord has brought us here to lose?" 

Have you ever felt like that? I have felt like that to the point of asking the same question, “God, why would you bring me this far only to lose?”

Back to our story. The kings began searching for a prophet of God. Enter Elisha.

This was Elisha’s response in 2 Kings 3:15-18 (NLT):

“Now bring me someone who can play the harp.” While the harp was being played, the power of the Lord came upon Elisha, and he said, “This is what the Lord says: This dry valley will be filled with pools of water! You will see neither wind nor rain, says the Lord, but this valley will be filled with water. You will have plenty for yourselves and your cattle and other animals. But this is only a simple thing for the Lord, for he will make you victorious over the army of Moab!”

How does Elisha get close enough to God in order to hear his voice? He worships God! If we just took a moment to focus on God, maybe, just maybe we could hear Him. Maybe we could have an encounter. Sometimes we blame other people as our reason for being distracted when in reality we need to own up and choose to take the time to get away from people long enough to worship God. There are no excuses. When we truly take the time to worship God our prayers will get answered. It might not be the answer we want or even in our timeline, but God will answer.

We make things more difficult than they are. Remember, the things we want God to do in our lives are simple to Him. They are not difficult. They are not too vast or wide for God. He doesn’t play games when it comes to His children. He just wants our worship. The kings who were lost and distracted by what was in front of them were told that day by God, “This is simple for me to do. You will have plenty.”

Do you want plenty? Do you want God to do something simple?

Whatever is going on in your life, no matter how big or small…is simple to God. Worship Him and watch what happens. 
 

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PRAYER REQUESTS

RockChurch Prayer Requests
  • To fulfill our mission of reaching people far from God
  • That we will love Jesus and love people
  • That we will effectively help people with their next step(s) 
  • That we will be passionate about bringing guests 
  • This weekend's services (worship, message, response)
  • All ministry groups, small groups, and related ministries
  • That more people will plug in and serve (Team RC)
  • Strong marriages & families (restoration & reconciliation)
  • Financial stewardship & increase
  • For RockChurch App and Vimeo content to reach beyond our walls
Individual Prayer Requests (Submitted Electronically)
  • Shawna - For my family's friend Leann (only has 20% lung function and has now caught a respiratory infection)
  • Kandra - My sister is dealing with a very serious medical condition
  • Becky M. - For our situation, grace, soft hearts, freedom, unity, and victory in our circumstance
  • Stella - For me to get a job and help people
  • Bob - My nephew's marriage
  • Tiffany - For our sick twins and our financial situation
  • Sarah - My family lost a loved one this morning (my grandfather passed away)
  • Becky K. - Nikki has a nodule on her thyroid.  She has a needle biopsy on the 12th.  Please pray that the nodule is gone. 
  • Tyler - It has been a tough 2 years for me professionally and for my wife and I personally. Pray that this fast will help get me back on track.
  • Alma - Amy and old habits/behaviors and that she seeks out the grace of our Lord
  • Lisa - I would like to lift up 3 of our family members that are in search of employment and for one that is having financial hardship with his own company.
Connect Card Prayer Requests (Click HERE to download the PDF. An updated version will go out in tomorrow's devotional.)

Do you have a prayer request? Email to prayer@rcpeoria.org.
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