A Devotional…

thRead Judges Chapter 2-3

// Scripture:  Judges 2:17

Yet Israel did not listen to the Judges but prostituted themselves by worshiping other gods.  How quickly they turned away from the path of their ancestors, who walked in obedience to the Lord’s commands.

// Observation:

Throughout this period of history, Israel went through several cycles

1)  Rebelling against God

2)  Being over run by enemy nations

3)  Being delivered by God

4)  Remaining loyal to God under the Judge

5)  Again forgetting God when the Judge died

We tend to follow this same cycle.  Remain loyal to God as long as we are near those who are devoted to Him.  But when we are on our own, the pressure to be drawn away from God increases.

Determine to be faithful to God despite the difficult situations you encounter.  Recognize the importance of maintaining contact with other believers.

// Application:

Have you experience this in your own walk?

What did you do to draw back to God’s presence?

We would love for you to share…it could help many who are going through this right now.

// Prayer:

Lord, I pray for each woman who may be going through this very thing right now.  I pray that she will recognize it in her and I pray You will give her the strength to get back in fellowship, but more importantly close to You again.  Draw her near Father and help her to feel You right now.  Wrap Your Loving arms around her and heal any pain she maybe feeling.  I pray other believers will see her struggles and surround her in love…a kind of Love that only You can provide.  Lord open all our eyes to see people who are falling away and need a nudge and some love.  We want to reach out.  In Jesus Precious and Holy Name I pray. Amen.

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