“In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians.” 2 Chronicles 16:12 NIV. http://bible.com/111/2ch.16.12.niv
People that know me know I am a stubborn person. In some ways King Asa and I are cut from the same cloth. The history of his kingdom was surrounded by the power of God. Yet, even in his own pain, he refused to seek help from the Lord. My wife would say he was a typical man. I bet he refused to stop and ask directions when he got lost! For me,I am usually pretty stubborn about going to the doctor. I know he can help me and I know he can usually speed up the recovery of just about any of my ails. Being stubborn and thinking I can do it all can be directly tied to my biggest character flaw. I am a control freak! I could use therapy!
Being a control freak is so counter to being a Christian. When I committed my life to Christ, I turned over control to him. I decided the creator of the universe should would do a better job running my life. That is not easy for a control freak. I have to submit to God on a daily basis. If I don't, I will take back control. If I don't stay in his word, pray for guidance, come to him with all my life, I will drift back to the same stubbornness of King Asa. I can not afford to do that. Lord Help me!
Dear Lord, I recommit my life to you. You are I charge. I need you and I am blessed when I follow your ways. Forgive me for my stubbornness. Forgive me for trying to take control and following my own path. I have seen your power, your strength, and your mercy, in my own life. You are awesome and amazing. I praise you and love you! Amen!