In my devotional reading this morning I came across a line in 2 Chronicles 31 that was insightful. Verse 21 says, " In all that he did in the service of the Temple of God and in his efforts to follow the law and the commands, Hezekiah sought his God wholeheartedly. As a result, he was very successful." I was just thinking how true this struck me. Sometimes people abuse these kinds of statements and promise prosperity and success to those who behave themselves. I don't believe in writing checks and expecting God to cash them. But I will say that my life experience (so far) leads me to believe that what was true for Hezekiah is generally true for us. At the very least most of us could testify that things in our life are going better when we're going with God. Success in family, marriage, work, ministry, finances, friendships, work (etc) seems more likely when we bring those areas of our life under God's authority. Love to hear any feedback on this or testimonies!
Read the Bible in One Year Plan: 1 Chronicles 28-31