April 22, 2020

Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 5

Think back to a day in your life that was monumental. Some of those days could include getting your license, getting married, having your first kid, or so many other things. When you look back on those memories, what kind of feelings do you get? Often, we use those monumental moments in our lives to remind us of the ‘good ole days’ and it usually brings a smile to our face.

If you remember, Chronicles is a retelling of what is happening to the nation of Israel. 2 Chronicles 5 serves as a reminder of the day when Solomon brought the Ark of the Covenant into the Temple. This event is first recorded in 1 Kings 8. This moment for the people of Israel is a monumental moment. God finally has a permanent dwelling place. This passage reminds us of how big this moment was. Everyone was there (v. 2-6a), animals were being sacrificed (v. 6b), music was being played (v. 12-13). God had made His permanent dwelling place in the land that He had promised to give to Abraham. 

For Israel though, the recounting of this probably does not bring them joy, because they realized that what they once had, now they have lost. By the end of 2 Chronicles, Jerusalem had been captured and burned, and the Temple was destroyed. The people of Israel had God dwelling in their midst, but lost it because of their rebellion. 

Maybe today, you are feeling as if God is distant from you. Maybe there are some things going on in life that have caused you to push Him away. Maybe you aren’t loving God like you used to. My plea with you is to look back at what God has done in your life. Remember how He has provided and blessed you. Do not be like Israel and recognize you lost something that was so good. Instead, turn back to God and allow Him to work in your life.

By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice

God is honored when we intentionally seek Him in prayer. As a church, we want dependent prayer to be something that marks us. Use the comment section to post prayer requests and experiences of how God has answered prayer and/or changed you through prayer! If you would like to be enrolled to get weekly prayer reminders, text @cpclex to 81010.


Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

One thought on “April 22, 2020”

  1. Thinking back over my storied life I will not forget one of the greatest times in my life when the Lord had me quit my job of over 20 yrs and go to NYC and minister to some homeless people and go to Times Square Church . I am telling you this because it was one of the best times of my life because I knew I doing exactly what the Lord called me to do .Young people there is so much Peace when you obey God and do what he asks you to do . I was on the streets of NYC for 7 weeks right after 9/11 . So if you want Peace do what you are called to do , pray for me as I pray for you.

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