6 de out de 2013

A dangerous challenge...

While millions watched on television , Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls on a steel cable of 549 m , which was 13 cm in diameter . He took every precaution he could. Added to the drama and danger of the time it was in and rushing water below , a thick fog obscured the view Wallenda . The wind caused by the rocking waters threatened his balance and challenged its stability . In the middle of the crossing , and because of these dangers , he prayed a lot and praised God .
The Israelites also praised God by being dangerously challenged when a group of warriors gathered to fight them ( 2 Chronicles 20:2 ) . After humbly ask God for help , King Jehoshaphat appointed a choir to march in front of the Israeli army in battle. The worshipers chanted : " Give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever " ( v.21 ) . When singing , the Lord allowed enemy forces attacked and destroyed each other .
Praise God in the midst of a challenge can mean dominate our natural instincts . We tend to self-protection , creating strategies and concern . However , worship can keep the heart from disturbing thoughts and self-sufficiency . This reminds us of the Israelites learned that lesson : " ... for the battle is not yours, but God's " ( v.15 ) .

No matter what is in front of us , God is always with us .

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