"So they taught in Judah, and had the Book of the Law of the LORD with them; they went throughout all the cities of Judah and taught the people. And the fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat."
Jehoshaphat depends on God in all his life. He trusts in the Lord and God blessed and strengthened him. We ought to lean on God in all we do as a person, as a family, in our career and business. We need to make God the center of our life. He gave his Son to restore us to be able to be closer to HIM. He already knows us like we know our children but he wants us to talk to him, and not do anything without Him.
Too often we let our fears of what lies ahead keep us from receiving the full blessing that God has in store for us just like the Children of Israel did. Only two, Joshua and Caleb, saw the "Promise" and all the other spies saw the "Problems". The Bible says: "Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:"- Hebrews 4:6. They let their fears appear larger than God's provision and we know the price they paid for doing that.
At first, this doesn't make any sense... until you really think about it.
For there to be an abundance of anything, there has to also be a lack of something.
It is interesting how most of us read "corrective" or "instructive" scriptures and think of how they apply to others. In fact, we often wish there was some way we could discretely pass it on to them.
Well, here is your chance because this one is a "double edged sword" and is meant for both people in ANY close relationship. This is a teaching for you to take to your heart and you can also forward it to those closest to you because they will see that you were instructed to do so. And, once they have read this, they will understand that you want to bless them and not to correct them.
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us"
The eyes of the world are now on the athletes at the world's greatest sports competition, the Olympics, where the victory is not in winning a medal but in just being there and competing. After all, everyone there had to be the best just to be selected to compete.
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do"
There is a destiny in God and there is a destiny in the world, you will hear people say, what will be, will be. This is ignorance, whatever happens to you in life will be a result of what you determined, you have a lot more to do with your future than you realize. You have a lot to do with where you are at present in your life journey than you may know.