"Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
I remember an interview with Alabama head football coach Nick Saban where he was asked how Alabama was able to be so successful. Nick Saban's answer was memorable. His response was, "We have a system and we trust the system to give us the results we are looking for." That's a good plan worth considering.
I love the verse above from 2 Chronicles because God gives a system, plan, or formula by which the relationship between God and God's people can be restored. The plan is clear: 1. humble yourself, 2. pray, 3. seek my face, 4. turn from sin. That's our part. God promises that if we do our part God will do God's part. God will hear, forgive, and restore.
Seems like a simple plan, right? We are called to consider the following questions. How humble are we? How diligently do we pray? How deeply do we seek God's face? How concerned are we with turning away from our wicked ways? The answers to these questions are of utmost importance.
I am looking forward to exploring this with you this Sunday. I believe God has great things in store for us.