TODAY’S MEDITATION – Can the Lord really change His mind over your situation? (Amos 7:1-6)

When we read this passage, the answer is definitely ‘YES, HE CAN CHANGE HIS MIND’. Indeed, the Lord “changes His mind” after someone intercedes, after someone prays and asks for mercy. My brother, my sister, we all know that God is Sovereign, therefore we may wonder whether or not He actually goes through a process of changing His mind due to our own change attitude towards Him. As we read Amos today, the first obvious answer seems to show that the Lord actually works at our level, to our advantage when we intercede. The fact is that God had decided to destroy Israel, but Amos interceded, “So the Lord relented. ‘This will not happen either,’ the Sovereign Lord said” (verse 6). he main lesson we learn from this is that our Lord also work according to our calendar, and He responds to our prayers, intercession and our repentance. What great assurance then to realise that an open-heart and sincere prayer can influence God or change His course of action! What changes do you need to see in your life today, my friend? Then, pray, pray pray… in Spirit and in truth to touch Him, so that He can change the course of your life that has been diverted by the devil and the world’s doctrines. God never changes His mind really, but He has provided all kinds of prayers (Ephesians 6:10-18) for us to be able to trigger His action. If Amos had not intervened in intercession, God would have allowed Israel’s destruction. He does not destroy because He is love and He “wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). But sometimes He lets things to happen because we ourselves are digging ourselves in sin, that He hates. That is why He asks in Isaiah: “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8). Yes, The Lord wants us to become mad about prayers, deep intercessors, so that many bad things would not happen to us or to people around us, so that many lives would be saved and transformed… He wants us to repent and to call on the others’ repentance, so that the life of hope He has provided for us through the sacrifice of the Cross would not be continually destroyed. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]