Today’s devotional message hit me right in my heart. It tied well into the scripture reading also as I continue through II Chronicles. In the scripture reading, chapter 25, Amaziah assembled the men of Judah for war. He paid Israel 100 talents of silver for 100,000 of their mighty men to join them. A man of God came to Amaziah saying God was not in the decision to pay Israel to join them and send them home. The king asked about the 100 talents he’d already paid them? The man of God’s response was, “The Lord is able to give you much more than this.”
The devotional message today talked of God’s “currency”. This currency is God’s promises through His Word. The author of the devotional writes that when we bring one of God’s scripture promises to Him it is like bringing Him a check to cash that He wrote himself to us. He goes onto say that God loves cashing His Own checks. It means we are relying on Him.
No matter what our need/s are, God wants us to bring them to Him rather than trying to address them on our own without turning to Him. Joshua 23:14 says, “You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.” Relying on God’s promises and bringing them to Him to cash them in is such a good reminder for me. To serve God well, I want to come to Him first before I take any step on my own.