Devotional 8/31

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14

God doesn’t give us what we can handle; God helps us handle what we are give.

God sends us help. He sent Adam help when he saw it fit. Eve is ‘the helper”. God sent us His Holy Spirit, when we need His help: “The advocate, The comforter, The helper”. God does not only care about spiritual help, He cares about our temporal help too.

Something I have observed is the need for laborer, for example, we have farmers. We can have all the trees in the world, but farmers reap the harvest and provide us the food. They collect the milk, the eggs and the crops and supply the markets to sell us food to eat. God can easily make food appear in our homes, but He has orchestrated for us to eat from physical labor. How important are farmers and fertile ground!

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In the same way God could have accompanied Adam throughout his entire life, but he looked around His own creation and saw that it was not good for man to be alone. Thus, created Eve, a helper to meet his needs.  Sometimes we spend time praying for things thinking we need them, when in reality we desire them. For example, I have been praying for a new male friend for the past 2 years, a real friend, not a lover, not a husband. And today I can say God has answered my prayer. God did not answer me, when I wanted Him to; He answered me when He saw it fit. God also brought new people into my life which is another prayer request I have had in God’s ear for over three years. Again, God’s will is perfect He is never late, and He never withholds good things from us because we are His beloved.  

Declaration: I am a good steward of all God has put in me and in my hands. I know my talents are to help humanity. I declare that I am a giver, and life does not revolve around me, but around God who is my center.  Like King David said, I declare “I am old, and was young, and have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.” I have put God first in my life, and I have put me second. I believe God owns everything, and is in control of everything. I declare I am becoming more like Christ every day.

Let’s pray:

Lord Jesus, thank you that you know all our weaknesses and you know where we need strength. I pray for many believers who struggle with trusting you, and hesitate at the mention of surrender. I pray we would learn to trust You more each day. May we receive greater conviction in knowing that you hear our every thought and every prayer. And may we believe in YOU in an aggressive way. I know you hear me God, and I know you supply all of our spiritual and material needs as well. I pray you would awaken in people reading this their service to the world. In Jesus name, Amen. 

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