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with Pastor Jon Courson

Bible and Menora
A Message From Jon

Greetings and Grace!

I hope and pray your first days of this just-arrived Summer season are both abundantly fruitful and surprisingly delightful.

Like you, I too have found that truly walking with Our God and King on any given day brings both substance and sweetness to and throughout that day.

Ah, substance and sweetness....

... my youngest son Benjamin has a brand new video that brings that idea home in a most winsome way that you'll both enjoy and want to pass it on to others.

It's only a couple of minutes long, but the taste will linger on and on and on.

Check our Ben's new Creative Video entitled "Cupcakes" by clicking onto the screen below.

Bon Appetit and God Bless!

Jon


Daily Devotional
June 26
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master, how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
2 Kings 6:15-17
 
“Lord, open his eyes,” Elisha prayed. And when his servant’s eyes were fully open, he not only saw the problem, but he saw the solution. That is, he saw that the enemy which surrounded him was itself surrounded by angels and chariots far more powerful than any earthly army.

How I pray that, in every situation we face, we would not only see the problem but that we would see the solution - that the Lord is with us; that His angels are surrounding us; that His promises are applicable to us. He says He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). He says He will complete the good work He began in us (Philippians 1:6). He says all things work together for good to them that love God (Romans 8:28). He says nothing separates us from His love (Romans 8:35-39). He says all of our needs will be met according to His riches (Philippians 4:19). He says He is the God Who heals us (Exodus 15:26). We need to see the reality of the spiritual forces surrounding the enemies who surround us.

Happy is the people whose God is the Lord (Psalm 144:15). The joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Rejoice evermore (1 Thessalonians 5:16). Who is the person who is happy, who rejoices evermore? It’s the one whose eyes are open to see the reality of spiritual promises and the presence of God. Who is the sad, depressed, discouraged, defeated one? The one who sees the problem but not the solution. May God give us eyes to see (Ephesians 1:18).

Even though you thought you were doomed, I suggest that you cannot even recall what you were worried about five years ago. Why? Because the promises of God stood. He is faithful. He promised to guide and provide - and He did. Maybe you know someone who thinks he’s going down, going under. Do what Elisha did. First, speak a word of exhortation. Tell him to “fear not.” Then pray a prayer of intercession. “Lord, open his eyes that he might see the sovereignty of God, the promises of Scripture, the reality of Jesus.”
 

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.