Weekly Nuggets September 16, 2019
Acts 16:25-26 NKJV
But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.
Key Phrase: Suddenly, Without warning!
A turnaround, an unexpected intervention…
Darkness turns to light
Mourning turns to dancing
Fear turns to boldness
Bondage turns to freedom
That’s how God rolls, the Bible says in 2 Chron 16:9 that “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him“. When He turns up, He turns up huge! He is always on duty, never sleeps, seeking where to intervene, searching who to save, who to free.
Things may be looking dark today. The road may be looking rough. The problems may look overwhelming……. but ……….. suddenly, He will turn up and change your lyrics.
Paul and Silas were imprisoned, but suddenly! Their feet were in chains, but suddenly! Their doors were shut against them, but suddenly!……. all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed and there was RELEASE.
Father, today let your mercy find me where I am. Lord, as Your eyes rove all of creation, show yourself strong on my behalf. And mostly Lord, let every door shut against us suddenly open, let every mountain standing against our progress by suddenly moved and let every (heavy) yoke that causes us pain be suddenly lifted. In Jesus mighty name.