Fight, Flight or Prayer?
Daily Reading // Isaiah 22:1-14
READY // SILENCIO
Take a moment to quiet your mind and prepare your heart for your time with the Lord.
READ // LECTIO
Read the passage above up to three times aloud. Allow yourself to feel the words as they are read.
REFLECT // MEDITATIO
Now direct your focus on the words, phrases concepts or sentences that got your attention. What is God speaking to you today through His word?
Isaiah 22:11 You also made a reservoir between the two walls For the water of the old pool. But you did not look to its Maker, Nor did you have respect for Him who fashioned it long ago.
This passage refers to Hezekiah when he was faced with overwhelming odds. He got to work and did what needed to be done. He engineered some amazing solutions. But he forgot one thing. The most important thing. He didn’t call out to God.
When faced with difficult situations, my tendency is the same. Get to work. Solve problems. Come up with solutions. These are all good things, but they can’t take the place of prayer.
We are told the natural response to danger is ’fight or flight’. That may be true, but the SUPERNATURAL response to danger is humble prayer.
RESPOND // ORATIO
Pray in response to what the Lord has spoken to you.
God, when I’m in a tough spot my first questions are usually, “What do I do?” and “How do I get out of this?” Make my questions “What are you up to?” and “How can I learn from You in this?”
Tomorrow’s reading -> Isaiah 22:15-25