I’ve Got You Covered

Having had the car for a few weeks now, I think I have travelled in every direction.

2 Chronicles 4:1-22

Reference: The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center. (2 Chronicles 4:4 NIV)

Explore: We recently bought a new vehicle and I’m slowly learning all the different gadgets and gauges it has. One of the cool things this car has is a little screen that tells you which direction you’re heading in.

At one end of the screen it will display the outside temperature while the other other end will have just one or two letters: N, SE, W, etc. While this never makes me change my route, it’s cool to know which direction I’m travelling in.

Having had the car for a few weeks now, I think I have travelled in every direction.

Application: When Solomon was building the temple, they were very specific as to what they crafted and where they placed things. I noticed that they had pillars, lamp stands and tables all carefully built for the temple.

At one place they put 12 bulls, 3 facing north, 3 south, 3 east and 3 west. Every direction was covered.

I felt this was a good representation of God too – every direction is covered.

It doesn’t matter where we are in the world, God has us covered. It doesn’t matter what mood we are in, God has us covered.

It doesn’t matter what our past has been, God has us covered. It doesn’t matter how much we earn, what we look like or what kind of family we’ve come from, God has us covered.

The challenge for us is, do we allow God to be in all the directions of our lives? It’s easy for Him to be involved in our church life, but what about at home? When it comes to making decisions at work, do you immediately look to God for direction?

God is there for us no matter which way we go. It’s our choice whether we travel in His direction.

Prayer: Lord, You are the way. Forgive me when I head in my own direction. May I always find You on my path. Amen.

Which part of your life do you tend to leave God behind in?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.