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Be careful who you trust, there is only one God who makes a difference

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2 Chronicles 15

12 They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul. 13 All who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman. 14 They took an oath to the Lord with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns. 15 All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side.

During the reign of Asa, king of Judah, the king and the people sought the Lord and saw tremendous victories.  At one point an army of over a million two hundred thousand came against the armies of Judah and God defeated all of them.  Over and over again God gave them peace as long as they sought Him first with all of their hearts and souls.  
The principles don’t change.  God wants our dependence upon Him.  When soldiers go to battle they are not often going out dependent upon God.  But whenever armies go out dependent upon God they see Him do what only He can do.  
We face battles throughout our lives.  When the enemies come against us whom do we trust?  Whom do we look to for success?  If we look anywhere but to the Lord we may or may not see victory.  Only when we seek Him first and foremost by faith in His power and in submission to His wisdom will we find the peace that we desire.  
If you are living without peace check to see who you are depending upon.  Jesus Christ is the Prince of the kingdom of Peace.  When He is where He wants to be in our lives He brings us His peace.  
We are in Colorado now.  Ben and Anna are really thrilled and we are having a great time with our whole family together.  Yesterday we went to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.  On our way there Hadessah asked if there were alters there to false gods since there is only one God.  We had a great time there hiking and playing on the rocks.  
Thanks for your prayers for us.  God is ever faithful. 
Pray for Eddie and Jean today.  
Have a great day in the Lord,

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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,

As we are working through this passage, this verse is the climax of it all. Today we are going to meditate on the first eight words. When Elijah was challenging the prophets of Baal, they found out that their god was not able to do anything. They gave it their best shot. They even offered their own blood in hopes that it would motivate Baal. But since Baal was only a figment of their imaginations he could not do anything. But when Elijah told them all to sit down, then soaked his alter with seven times with water until it was impossible to light, he prayed to the only real and true God who did answer and did show to all of all ages that He is able to answer, even by fire.

There are countless human testimonies of men and women and children crying out to the God who is able and then seeing Him do what no man could do. I personally have seen God meet our families’ needs as we stepped out by faith to start Victory Homes and New Life Baptist Church. When there was no human answer God was able to do exactly what needed to be done for the furtherance of His work and the exaltation of His glory.

You have trusted God for salvation. He has heard your soul’s cry and has redeemed you with the blood of Jesus Christ. The indwelling Holy Spirit of God has taken up residence in you and confirmed the power of God for your salvation. This is the greatest miracle that God could ever do for you. Do not doubt that He can meet your other needs of body or soul. Put God to the test. Trust Him to keep His word to you. You will see that He is able to do exactly what He said He would do.