Obstacles! Obstacles!! Obstacles!!! We meet obstacles every day and in every sphere of our lives. No one, no family, and no nation is immune from obstacles. The desert and the Red Sea were obstacles to the Israelites fleeing from Pharoah (Exo. 14). Goliath was an obstacle as the Israelites fought the Philistines (1 Sam. 17). Religious leaders were obstacles to Jesus and his disciples. Religious fundamentalism, nationalism, atheism, and agnosticism are all obstacles to the spread of the gospel today. Racism, tribalism, prejudice, poverty, illiteracy, abuse, and hopelessness are typical obstacles we deal with daily. As you read this devotional, you notice your unique obstacles staring at you. Obstacles come from us, God, Satan, and others. Irrespective of the source, God ultimately allows them, and we need Him to intervene. We should engage obstacles ‘Christianly’ and not panic or ignore them. Obstacles should be Prayer Stations where we stop, pray, and wait for God’s intervention before moving on. May God help you to overcome the obstacles confronting you today. Amen!

 

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  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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