Tuesday, July 2, 2019

IN HIDING!

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Chronicles 21-22

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The most unique rock formations are seen in Meteora, Greece. On the front right you can see Monastery Roussanou.

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Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 22:12

And he (Joash) was hidden with them in the house of God for six years, while Athaliah reigned over the land.

 

Jehu was carrying out judgment on the land. Ahaziah was caught and killed because, as they said, “He is the son of Jehoshaphat who sought the Lord with all his heart” (22:9). It seemed as if all the descendants of Jehoshaphat were to be slain, but into the picture stepped Jehoshabeth, the king’s daughter. She rescued Joash, then one year old, and hid him in the Temple. Six years later Joash was anointed king. The enemies of God will try to thwart God’s plan, but it was not God’s will for the righteous influence in the royal family to cease. God had prepared Jehoshabeth and Jehoiada, the high priest, to intervene. Joash was hidden in the Temple for six years.

We learn from this story of God’s love and His power to provide for His people. Sometimes we wonder how God could possibly make a way through a seemingly impossible situation. But He does! For a New Testament reading today, we may want to read about what would seem to be an impossible situation, the shipwreck of Acts 27:13-44.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I need to learn to be hidden in Your place of safety where the enemy cannot find me. I pray with King David, “Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You. When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy” (Psalm 61:1-3). In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

This morning I’ve been singing two hymns, “Rock of Ages” and “Hiding in Thee.” The words of the first are, “Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee,” and the second are, “Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee, thou blessed Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee” (click here for a medley of these two beautiful hymns). There have been times when I had to hide from the pressures and influences of the world. One such occasion was when a sergeant of the Hamilton, Ontario, city police told me that the average age of the lawbreaker with whom they were dealing was just 12. My heart was broken for the children of our city. I withdrew to my bedroom for a week to fast and pray. Norma-Jean would bring me water and join me from time to time. Directly out of that time of hiding in God came our children’s television ministry, Circle Square, and out of those telecasts came the Circle Square Ranches, where over the years, approximately 250,000 children and teens have spent at least a week each. It’s estimated that around 100,000 of them made first-time decisions to give their lives to Jesus. This Summer I intend to “hide away” and spend much more time hiding in God’s presence, and I need to hear from God about the future!

Yours for hiding for a while,

David

5 thoughts on “Tuesday, July 2, 2019

  1. God always shows us His hand hidden in the storm but we are looking back through history where it is very visible in hindsight.That is one way we should learn to trust Him and expect His mighty hand to rescue us when all seems lost.This poem came from ‘nowhere’ before I wrote anything else.
    David has found his future as has our 100 yr young Dorthy.God bless

    The Path

    Trust in Me with all your heart
    And I will teach you my ways.
    Though seas may tear your ship apart
    I will guide you through all your days.

    You can face life’s trials with Me,
    For I will be at your side,
    Even through doubt you can not see,
    In Me always you can abide.

    Fear not the world that seeks you,
    Nor the storms that push you down,
    For in Me your trust will be true
    And My hand will not let you drown.

    So trust in Me all your days
    And teach My word with with love,
    For then you will show them My ways
    And the Path that leads them above.
    GWM

  2. Thank you William for the poem. There is a saying, “There is no gain without pain” and David paid a price for those children’s ministries. Mother and I took one of the grandchildren to Sussex Circle Square Ranch and God is still working on him. He has a very bad back at present so please pray for him. He has four children of his own. Trust all is well with you saints!

  3. Our children grew up watching and liking the Circle Square TV shows and our youngest son has been a camper at the Circle Square Ranch in Arden for a few summers.It was a great blessing for him and helped to shape his life.
    Thank God for David Mainse and his love and obedience to God in carrying out these initiatives!

  4. prayers needed!!!!!!!! please pray for peace with the bully at the pool; may the Holy Spirit enter the heart of this person; help them to open up to receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour; pray the pool staff, lifeguards see the person for who they are and do not take sides, stay professional in their places of work, TY Lord for hearing our prayers in Jesus Name we Pray amen

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