Have a blessed week, do meditate on the awesome love of God our Father ❤He is LOVE & loves us with an everlasting love! (1 John 4:8/Jer 31:3)
Month: July 2017
“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”(Psalm 24:1 KJV)
God has the whole world in this hands. Pause for a moment and think about that! He is in absolute control of everything, and protects our coming and going today, tomorrow and forever more (Psalm 121:8).
God knows what we do, think and say (Psalm 139:1-5), and He guides and holds us in the palm of His hands, contemplating this so blessed David that he said “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it” (Psalm 139:6). God never takes his eyes off us, this is how precious we are to Him (Isaiah 62).
David acknowledged this by saying “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well… 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. (Psalm 139:14-18KJV).
God’s Word says that if He is concerned with sparrows, how much more us? As He knows the number of hairs on our head so He knows and cares about every single thing that concerns us for we are more valuable than sparrows (Luke 12:6-7).
As we place the concerns (our agenda, worries etc…) of each day into His hands through prayer, we confirm to Abba Father that we trust Him as the one who has the whole world in His hands. The result? He will ensure each day unfolds according to His perfect will, so that we play our part in His World.
Blessings Deborah x
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1)
Continuing in prayer always and not losing heart while doing so is demonstrated as persistent or what I call “knocking tirelessly” prayer.
Following this verse, Jesus tells his disciples a parable about a widow who was persistent in her attempt to get what she wanted by “knocking tirelessly” at the door of a judge and she succeeded for the judge opened the door.
The petition or request is of great importance if one is willing to spend time and effort to receive a response to one’s satisfaction. There is also tremendous faith or confidence in the source from whom one expects an answer.
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14-15 KJV)
This widow in Luke 18 did not know what time the judge would open the door, but she knew that if she did not lose heart and remained steadfast and confident he would eventually open it and meet her need. The judge did open the door and only for the following reasons:
“…Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me” (Luke 18:4-5)
If he being unjust finally yielded to the widow’s request how much more would God who is a just judge not answer our prayers? Although we may not know when He will do so, if we persist in addressing the subject of our prayer request with Him, reminding Him about it and telling Him we have faith in Him, He will answer it.
Someone may pose this question “God is not a God who is deaf or forgets so why persistently “knock” or address the subject again and again with Him until we receive an answer, surely it is unnecessary to do this if one has faith?”. In order to answer the question, let’s pose one first as follows: If addressing the subject of our request again and again with him is vain repetition (because he is not deaf or forgetful !) and therefore a sign of disbelief, why would this parable about the persistent widow be narrated by Jesus at all, even beginning with verse 1.
The reasons why this manner of praying is necessary are as follows:
1)Persistent prayer is also focused prayer. Prayer for a particular thing does not have to be focused or persistent in the manner this aforementioned parable describes, however the parable shows us that persistent prayer is a way of praying which is acceptable to God.
2)It pleases God that His children would pray or converse with Him however many times they desire about what they want or need. He is a Father who cares about His children and wants a continuous relationship which involves communication. A loving Father does not care how often a child asks for something; in fact it enables Father to know how much the child really wants that thing or values it. As only a loving wise Father can, he will grant the request at the right time and in a way which is right for the child.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 2015
We give you thanks and praise for you have delivered us from captivity, that we may sing praises to you, that our mouths may be filled with laughter.
People see what you have done and say among themselves “the LORD has done great things for them” (Ps.126:2).
May some who are enemies be like Rahab LORD and turn from their wicked ways, when they hear of your might and power in our lives.
May they show us favour and accept your Right Hand and be set free, washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus.
We are more than conquerors!
We give you thanks and praise! We shout for joy because “the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad” (Ps. 126:3).
When we sowed in tears there were times when we thought that we would never overcome.
But how dare we, for we serve a God who is oh so faithful, one who never changes. He is the same yesterday today and forever more.
You said in your word “those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.”(Ps 125:1).
We trust you LORD!
You are our Protector, always surrounding us as the mountains surround Jerusalem.
Father you decreed that “the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous” (Ps.125:3).
You have preserved us from evil, from the decrees of the powers of darkness by your mighty power.
May your presence abide with us forever more!
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
©01/07/2016 Deborah E.Nyamekye