It has been a busy weekend for our family. The wife and baby went to visit family, while my brother and I played in a golf tournament. These past two days have enlightened me. Time away from loved ones helps you not take them for granted (I missed my wife and child badly). It is healthy to spend time with your family and extended family as much as possible but don’t forget to have some quality me time.
Daily Dose of Jesus
2 Chronicles 34:1-7
34 Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. 2 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.
3 In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his father David. In his twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of high places, Asherah poles and idols. 4 Under his direction the altars of the Baals were torn down; he cut to pieces the incense altars that were above them, and smashed the Asherah poles and the idols. These he broke to pieces and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5 He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and so he purged Judah and Jerusalem. 6 In the towns of Manasseh, Ephraim and Simeon, as far as Naphtali, and in the ruins around them, 7 he tore down the altars and the Asherah poles and crushed the idols to powder and cut to pieces all the incense altars throughout Israel. Then he went back to Jerusalem.
In Josiah’s day, boys were considered men at age 12. By 16, Josiah understood the responsibility of his office. Even at this young age, he showed greater wisdom than many of the older kings who came before him because he had decided to seek the Lord God and his wisdom. Don’t let your age disqualify you from serving God.
Josiah looked throughout his land and recognized there were idols and alters set up that were not from the one true God. He took action and tore them down. What are the alters and idols in your life that are not of God? Take a moment and write them down. Pray for God to guide you, as you tear them down.
We’re going back to Day 1. Look back at your notes and reflect on how you did and how you felt. Your goal is to do better this time!!! Good luck, you can do it!
We all have things we need to get into check to make sure that we are not putting things before God. Let’s look for these, get them right so we can see change! Today let’s help ourselves see that change and make some changes a little easier. Visit Natural Solutions – See Change for some help.