Take Nothing for Granted *Ezra 8

A human trait is to worry when danger lies ahead. However, God ultimately wants us to trust Him for provision, health, and safety. Ezra did just that. He saw the hand of God on his life, but did not take God’s blessings for granted. Ezra proclaimed a fast for the people going with him to humble themselves before God to ask for safety during their journey to Jerusalem. Not only for their safety on a dangerous journey, but also for the valuable possessions that would accompany them. It was a dangerous four month journey. God answered their prayers.
There is power in fasting and petitioning God. When we seek the God of Israel with fasting and praying, He is kind and gracious and will answer. There is no other but YHWH. Praise the Name of YHWH!


If you have strayed;
make a trade,
be not afraid,
it’s better if you’ve prayed.
It’s not a game of charade,
don’t waste time at the arcade,
it feels like a sweet parade.
Backsliding barricade.