Bible Studies Devotional Words Of Encouragement By Susan Niswonger / a couple of months ago Share Tweet Pin Share I am a Facebook junkie! I love being connected to friends and family, sharing amusing stories and pictures of our kids and grandkids. Most amazing, however, is the insight into each person’s personality and philosophy that I’m given by the multiple updates posted each day. Matthew 12:34 tells us that it is from the abundance of the heart that our mouth speaks. If the Bible had been written in 2010, it might read from the abundance of the heart your Facebook update will read. It has been said on many occasions that according to Facebook Updates, no one has a bad Sunday Service. Everyone is blessed, excited about going to church, is looking for God to do great things in the midst of His people, heard an awesome sermon and was amazed at the presence of God in the service. If you don’t believe me go to your Facebook page and read everyone’s update from Sunday. Now read the updates beginning Monday morning. The excitement has faded or disappeared, the awesome sermon is yesterday’s news, and the fact that you have a job seems more of a curse than a blessing. What happened? Is God only a Sunday God or is He God of the Mondays, too? In 1 Kings 20, we read the story of Benhadad, King of Syria and Ahab, King of Israel. The King of Syria amassed a large army and sent word to Ahab that he was coming to take his silver, gold, wives and children. Ahab replied, “Oh king I am thine and all that I have.” But that was not enough for Benhadad, his message to Ahab was, “besides your silver, gold, wives and children, I am going to let my soldiers search your house and that of your servants and take anything that pleases them.” This went too far, even for Ahab, so he gathered his army together and went to fight the Syrians. God had promised to deliver the Syrians into the hands of the Israelites and they won a great victory that day. Benhadad was confused. His armies were larger, had better equipment and were led by seasoned commanders; why had they been defeated? I Kings 20:23 And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. Their new strategy was, “Fight them in the valley.” The god they serve can protect them in the hills but get them in the valley and victory is ours. Rule #1 – NEVER CATAGORIZE GOD!!! Rule #2 – NEVER UNDERESTIMATE GOD!!! The Syrians broke both rules and the consequences were swift and terrible. 1 Kings 20:28 “And there came a man of God, and spoke unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.” The Army of Israel believed what the man of God proclaimed and went into battle. 100,000 Syrian footmen were slain in one day, 27,000 soldiers escaped into the city and God caused a wall to fall on them. God IS God of the Hills AND God of the Valley. God will NOT be limited, therefore, I proclaim today, that God is the God of my Sunday but He is also the God of my Monday. The same God that blessed me on Sunday will walk beside me on Monday. The same power that thrilled me on Sunday is coursing through my veins on Monday. The awesome sermon I heard on Sunday will be bread for my Monday. I will walk in power and victory EVERY DAY. Let us continue proclaiming the greatness of God on Sunday but don’t categorize and limit God the rest of the week. HE’S GOD OF THE MONDAYS TOO!!!