Follow the Instructions
One of my Son’s has a T-shirt that has a picture of a Bible on it. It reads: If all else fails, read the instructions! That is just like most of us, we do things backwards. Instead of making God our last choice; why don’t we go to Him first!
2 Kings 20:1: In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
2 Kings 20:2: Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,
2 Kings 20:3: I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
2 Kings 20:4: And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
2 Kings 20:5: Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
2 Kings 20:6: And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
2 Kings 20:7: And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
Before Isaiah had gotten out of the court, God had answered his prayers.
Hezikiah lived the life that put him in position to ask God; to remember. Only what we do for Christ will last! God will do just what He said He would do. What more can we ask?
Addendum: I have just about torn my stationary bike up.
Trying to find the batteries; only to find them; and not be able to get them out.
I finally; found the instructions.
I read them; it was a piece right in front of me.
I really did not have to go through all I went through; if I had read the instructions.
Note: To Barbara; follow your own advice. (Smile)