Daily Devotional – 9/7/17 “Believing Prayer!”

Our Father,

You, whose name is holy. You, who are all-knowing. You, who is the giver and taker of life. You, who are the author and finisher of our faith and you, who is the creator of all. God, we petition your throne asking that your will, for us, be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today, God, the bread of life and living water that it shall sustain us. Forgive us of sins we have committed, do not allow us to fall into temptation and deliver us from those who seek to do evil against us. For God, it is today that we need you to quiet the storms. Not just the spiritual storms but God we also need you to calm the physical storms. Yes, we know this is hurricane season. Yes, we know these things happen. Yes, we know that we have to endure sometimes but your word says if I pray and ask in faith that it shall be. God, calm the winds. God, stop the rains. God, recede the flood waters. God, rescue your people. God, cover those in shelters. God, protect the first, second and third responders. God, let it be no more lives lost by these storms. God, let it be no more devastation. God, pour out blessings that all which has been lost shall be restored. God, give to those who have opened their homes that they shall lack for nothing. God, bless every place of worship that has opened their doors and their wallets. Let the arms of the rescue organizations reach to all those especially the ones without insurance. Let every penny raised go to those in need. Exceed the needs, God. Let the manifestation of your power be seen. I am asking, in faith, God so that the storms should cease. Speak to the storms now God and stop their roar. Speak God and they will obey. We know you can and we believe you will.

By faith,
Amen.

“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, IF you have faith (Matthew 21:22).”

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Daily Devotional – 12/15/14 “It’s all in who you ask! “

I’ve come to realize that it’s all in who you ask. See, I asked God to enlarge my territory and he called me to minister. I asked God to increase my gift and I became a published author. I asked God to use me and He said you’ll have to go where I send you. I asked God to heal my heart and He said you’ll have to love again. I asked God to give me sight and He said you’ll have to see the good and bad in folk. I asked God to clean me up and He said I will but you’ll have to get dirty again, in this line of work. I asked God to forgive me of my sins and He said you have to forgive too. I asked God not to forget about me and He said I won’t but there are some things you need to forget about too. And when I did … thangs start happening in my life, for the good! God shifted my life and hasn’t been the same and neither have I and it was because of who I asked.

I told you before that you can continue to pray until something happens but something is defined as an unspecified object when you ought to be specific in your prayers to God. Don’t you know the bible says in Matthew 7:7, “Ask and you shall receive?” Matthew 21:22 says, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Get this, 1 John 3:21-22 says this; “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.” Isn’t that enough for us to go to God with our desires to ask of Him that which we need? Why are we without? Why are we in need? Why are we suffering? Every day should be a day of rejoicing, if we are in the body of Christ. It shouldn’t matter whether the day is good or bad, it should be a day of rejoicing especially knowing that we can get whatever we want from our Father who is in Heaven. Why are we, as a body of Christ, suffering? It seems to me we are either asking the wrong person, asking the wrong questions or either we are out of the will of God? What do you think? It’s all in who you ask! You don’t have to believe me but try it for yourself and you’ll see. Ask in faith!

P.S. Here is the video of my sermon from yesterday titled “PUSH – Pray Until Shift Happens” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnVbUa_SS2s