If we aren’t careful, we can pass right by an opportunity for God to show up and do great and mighty things in our lives.
We have a tendency to take matters into our own hands and not pause long enough to seek the Lord in matters large and small.
As a result we get good but not great. We do alright on our own but miss out on what could have been if only we had invited the Lord to the negotiation table.
King Asa found himself under attack and rather than call on the Lord for help, as he had done in the past, he called on an old friend to come and help bail him out. It worked but more like making a repair with baling wire or duct tape than with the best of materials.
Asa failed the test. Asa was encouraged and given an opportunity to pause and remember what God can do but chose his way over God’s. It would have been best for Asa to call on the Lord in his time of need and then to step back, have faith and watch God go to work on his behalf. Doing so wasn’t a pass on responsibility but rather the key to gaining the best approach, one that would likely require faith and allow credit where credit was due, with the Lord not man.
Through Asa’s missed opportunity we are reminded to seek the Lord, trust His ways, not look to man as our provider but rather to rely on the Lord to see us through.
Asa missed his opportunity and it made him mad and bitter. It literally affected his walk with the Lord as he quit seeking the Lord altogether.
Lets learn from Asa’s mistake. 2 Chronicles 16:9 tells us that the eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully, not partially, but fully committed to Him.
Where will the Lord find you? Don’t miss your opportunity to see and experience God in miraculous ways! Don’t be an Asa!