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Saturday, December 20, 2014

John 4:23 (WEB)
But the hour comes, and now is,
when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth,
for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers.

Promise #354: I will seek after those who worship Me in spirit and truth.

Jesus is speaking to a Samaritan woman at a well when He makes this statement that the Father is seeking out those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. The Greek word for seeking is 'Zeteo' which Strong's Concordance describes as to seek a thing in order to find it, to aim at something, to strive after, to crave, etc. This is a very active word describing how God feels about those who turn their hearts toward Him.

When Jesus tells us that His Father is seeking after those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth, He is giving us an insight into His Father's heart. While we are called to live a life of being God chasers, God Himself is chasing us! He longs for our attention more than we long for His! He is seeking out those who will present their bodies as living sacrifices because their lives are a sweet smelling fragrance in His nostrils.

Romans 12:1
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (NIV)

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Matthew 6:11 (WEB)
Give us today our daily bread.

Promise #353: I will provide what you need every day.

In Matthew 6:9-14 we read the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray...9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (KJV)

Since we know that Jesus encouraged us to ask, seek & knock, with the promise that our God and Father would hear our prayers, then we can only assume that everything we pray in The Lord's Prayer will be answered by our Heavenly Dad.

In verse 11, Jesus teaches us to ask our Father to provide our daily bread. If Jesus told us to ask for daily provision, then it was because He knew that His Father would provide what we need every day. We only need to ask and trust Him to provide because that is what good fathers do.

So don't be afraid to pray to your heavenly Father today and say... "Give us this day our daily bread". (For a further reminder of this promise, read Matthew 6:25-34.)

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Matthew 6:6 (WEB)
But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door,
pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret
will reward you openly.

Promise #352: If you pray to Me in secret, I will reward you openly.

Jesus taught His disciples to pray a very special prayer beginning in Matthew 6:9 that we call the Lord's Prayer. Many people know this very popular Christian prayer off by heart as I am sure that it is the most recited prayer of all time. Jesus is very clear who we are to direct this prayer to... Our Father who art in heaven.

Just before Jesus gives His instruction on what to pray, He tells them how to pray. He tells His disciples to find a quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle of life and just spend some quality time with their heavenly Dad.

In today's promise, Jesus tells us that if we develop a secret, intimate prayer life with our Father, then God will reward us openly. I believe that our Father absolutely loves it when His kids come to Him when we are the only ones who know about it!

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MARGOH12 12/18/2014 11:35AM

    Yes He did but it's good to have a reminder

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Psalm 34:18 (WEB)
Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart,
and saves those who have a crushed spirit.

Promise #351: I am very close to those who have a broken heart.

King David knew a thing or two about heartache. Whether it was being overlooked by his father when he was a shepherd boy, being chased down by a murderous father-in-law or publicly exposed for his deadly secret sins. In the midst of his own personal pain and suffering, David discovered that God was very close and was always ready to save those with a contrite spirit. If God is indeed close to those with a broken heart as David said He was, what does that mean for us today?

With all of the horror that goes on in the world, I can only imagine that our God and Father is walking alongside every broken-hearted person on the planet whether they are aware of His presence or not. I don't think this idea is too much of a stretch because in Acts 2:17 we read that at Pentecost God poured out His own Spirit on all people. So if that is indeed the reality, God is closer that we could possibly imagine.

In some Christian circles though, we are afraid to expose our own personal brokeness for fear of being judged. Yet it is David, called 'a man after God's own heart', who wrote Psalm 34. If you read David's life story, you will know that he was not speaking in a hypothetical context, but right out of his own life experiences.

No matter what depth of despair you might be contending with in your own life today, may this promise encourage you that your heavenly Father is very near.

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BOWKAY 12/17/2014 9:07AM

    Well said! Our memory verse at Sunday School this month is Psalm 55:17

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud; and He shall hear my voice.

So thankful for His promises! emoticon

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Isaiah 26:3 (WEB)
You will keep whoever’s mind is steadfast in perfect peace,
because he trusts in you.

Promise #350: You will have perfect peace if you keep focused on Me.

The New Living Translation Bible says Isaiah 26:3 this way... You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (NLT) I used to think that if I could fix all my thoughts on God in my mind, then I would have perfect peace. But the more I think of the whole verse, the more that I am convinced that I have been emphasizing the wrong part of the verse.

The last part of this verse is the key... because he trusts in you. If we truly trust God with all of our life, then we won't feel the need to spend all of our time thinking about how we should manage our lives ourselves. If we don't have to think about managing life because we trust God to care for us, then we will have loads of free space in our mind to simply think on God. And that allows us to continually think on all of the good things that we are encouraged to think about in Philippians 4:8.

In my many travels, I have not really found a person yet that doesn't struggle in some degree with an active thought life. My prayer for each and every one of us today is that God would show us that the key to having a mind full of peace is to first have a trusting heart. May the love of God convince us more today that He is worthy of our trust!

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MARGOH12 12/17/2014 7:52AM

    yes He does trust us but the question is why ? Have a great day!

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