November 12, 2019

November 12
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,  

Colossians 1:9 ESV
 
Ezra 8

Serious humble prayer to the Lord brings serious God answered results.  God’s Presence should surely want us to give offerings to Him!  It is a lot easier now giving of ourselves, our increase, our alms, etc. than bulls and the like!
 
Hosea 9
Idolatry leads to death.  Anything put before God is an idol.
 
Hebrews 4
Only God can give the kind of rest that we truly need.  
 
12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.  14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
 
To me, these are some of the greatest Words of the Lord.  1.  It defines what the Word does in my life.  2.  I will have to give an account for the way I have lived.  3.  My Lord understands all that I experience.  4.  His mercy and grace help me every time!
 
Today’s Application: Pray expecting!  Praying knowing my Lord is always with me.  

2 Comments


Whitney McCarthy - November 13th, 2019 at 1:30am

All super enlightening comments, thank you. I need to meditate more in this chapter of Hebrews.

Robin - November 16th, 2019 at 10:21am

God partners with us to show us how His ways work and supersede the natural problems in our lives - through prayer and trusting in His word. Yes! Pray with expectation! Amen!

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