Scripture Reading:Num 21:2
And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.
Reflections: The Canaanite king, Arad went out and attacked the people of Israel. He captured some of them and made them prisoners. It was such a difficult situation for Israel to handle. They resorted to the use of a vow to engender divine support in freeing their captives. They promised God they will destroy the entire cities of Arad if He enables them to free their captured kinsmen. It worked out greatly. God gave them the needed victory and they in turn honored their vow. A vow is a promise to give something to God or do something for Him. It is a votive offering to cultivate His intervention in a very difficult and confusing situation. Once you experience the power in the vow, you have to honor what you promised (Ecclesiastics 5:4). The Israelites as well as others (Genesis 28:20-22, Judges 11:30, 1 Samuel 1:11,Psalm 56:12, Proverbs 7:14, Jonah 2:9 and Acts 18:18) experienced the power of a vow and so can you. If you are involved in a very difficult condition that you cannot handle, it may be time for you to consider making a vow before God. Just be led. The power in a vow surely awaits you.
Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you that I can experience the power of a vow. Lead me to make a vow whenever the situation calls for it and let me see your wonders.
Confession: I vow as I am led. I always honor my vows. I always see the wonders of God.