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Facing the Challenge

The ‘Facing the Challenge’ series is a reflection on 2 Chronicles 20:1-30, under the headings of priority, prayer, prophecy, praise and plunder. How can considering this passage equip us for the challenges that life presents?

Facing the Challenge - Priority

Priority – 2 Chronicles 20: 1-4

Jehoshaphat’s initial reaction to the news that a vast army was coming against him, was not to summon his generals, to muster his army, or to collapse in despair. His priority was to resolve to ‘enquire of the Lord.’

Think back to a time when you faced a significant challenge.

  • What was it?
  • How did you feel?
  • What thoughts or fears went through your mind?
  • How did you respond?
  • What did you do?
  • How was the challenge resolved?
  • How long did it take?
  • What did you learn through the challenge about yourself, other people and about God?
  • You may find it helpful to record your answers in your journal.

When we first received the news of the deportation order (the story starts at the beginning of this series), so many questions and thoughts raced through our minds! We shared the news with our children, before our evening meal and we prayed together.

Written by Dorinda Miller; © D Miller 2015. For full credits please see the site credits page

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