Today in the 40 Day Devotional series, we read…

Day 24- Pursue the Keys to Healing

Read II Chronicles 7:12-14

“(If) My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”  II Chronicles 7:14 (HCSB)

Excitement and optimism ruled the day. After seven years of construction, the Temple was built and dedicated. God’s presence was manifested in an unusual way. Fire fell from heaven to consume the sacrifice and God’s glory filled the Temple.

Later, God appeared to Solomon at night and told him that not every day would be like the day of dedication. There would be days when, in an effort to draw His errant people back to Himself, God would send drought and pestilence.

At such a time, God told Solomon His people were to pursue four keys to healing: humility, prayer, seeking of God’s face, and repentance.

Today God’s people are His church. In many churches, indicators mark the need for revitalization. If this true of your church, are you pursuing revival with the keys of humility, prayer, seeking God’s face, and repentance?

Prayer

Ask God to help you and others in your church to humbly walk with Him, prayerfully depend upon Him, diligently seek His face, and honestly repent of sin that hinders fellowship with Him.