I have God that answers prayer x2 Jesus is my God that answers prayer that answers prayer forever more. You are the Lord that is Your Name You will never share Your glory without anyone, You will never share Your glory with anybody, Almighty God that is Your Name. You are the reason am happy, You are the reason am singing, my God, You are the reason am singing.
Our Father we thank You for the gift of another day, thank Lord for waking us this morning and making us fit for our daily activities. Blessed Redeemer, we appreciate You, we bless Your Holy Name, we adore Thee forever more.
Beloved, faithful is our God; faithful to be praise. Are you are singing praises to the King of kings, for all He has done you including life itself? Let us not be ungrateful but in all things give praise for the finger of God you have seen soon you will encounter His “Hand.” Give God a shout offering this morning. Shout alleluia! Amen.
Salt we all know is use for preservation. We are the salt of the world, we dare not lose our taste least we will be a disgrace to our calling. As we will discover later in the message therein, salt was likened to the grace of God upon our lives.
In today’s devotional, we will once again encounter the power of “grace” in the life of a child of God. The place of grace in our lives is so important that we cannot do without it. In fact, the grace of yesterday is not sufficient for today therefore the need for daily intake.
This daily in-take can only be receive at the prayer altar; therefore the need for us to pray always and not be tried. There is no measure to grace and our Father will always give us in abundance if we dare to ask Him (Jer 33:3).
Let us therefore come before the Throne of God and receive grace to every good works. Sincerely beloved, without the grace of God in our lives we will despair in our walk with God.
We will read also other virtues apart from “grace” that will help us succeed in our Christian race. Pray in these virtues in your life today and always for easy sailing in your Christian race. Let’s go there:
“Salt without prescribing how much.” Ezra 7:22
Salt was used in every offering made by fire unto the Lord, and from its preserving and purifying properties it was the grateful emblem of divine grace in the soul. It is worthy of our attentive regard that, when Artaxerxes gave salt to Ezra the priest, he set no limit to the quantity, and we may be quite certain that when the King of kings distributes grace among His royal priesthood, the supply is not cut short by Him.
Often are we straitened in ourselves, but never in the Lord. He who chooses to gather much manna will find that he may have as much as he desires. There is no such famine in Jerusalem that the citizens should eat their bread by weight and drink their water by measure. Some things in the economy of grace are measured; for instance our vinegar and gall are given us with such exactness that we never have a single drop too much, but of the salt of grace no stint is made, “Ask what thou wilt and it shall be given unto thee.”
Parents need to lock up the fruit cupboard, and the sweet jars, but there is no need to keep the salt-box under lock and key, for few children will eat too greedily from that. A man may have too much money, or too much honour, but he cannot have too much grace. When Jeshurun waxed fat in the flesh, he kicked against God, but there is no fear of a man’s becoming too full of grace: a plethora of grace is impossible.
More wealth brings more care, but more grace brings more joy. Increased wisdom is increased sorrow, but abundance of the Spirit is fulness of joy. Believer, go to the throne for a large supply of heavenly salt. It will season thine afflictions, which are unsavoury without salt; it will preserve thy heart which corrupts if salt be absent, and it will kill thy sins even as salt kills reptiles. Thou needest much; seek much, and have much.
Yes! Come let us seek more of other virtues that will help us as we go along:
“I will make thy windows of agates.” Isaiah 54:12
The church is most instructively symbolized by a building erected by heavenly power, and designed by divine skill. Such a spiritual house must not be dark, for the Israelites had light in their dwellings; there must therefore be windows to let the light in and to allow the inhabitants to gaze abroad.
These windows are precious as agates: the ways in which the church beholds her Lord and heaven, and spiritual truth in general, are to be had in the highest esteem. Agates are not the most transparent of gems, they are but semi-pellucid at the best:
“Our knowledge of that life is small,
Our eye of faith is dim.”
Faith is one of these precious agate windows, but alas! it is often so misty and beclouded, that we see but darkly, and mistake much that we do see. Yet if we cannot gaze through windows of diamonds and know even as we are known, it is a glorious thing to behold the altogether lovely One, even though the glass be hazy as the agate.
Experience is another of these dim but precious windows, yielding to us a subdued religious light, in which we see the sufferings of the Man of Sorrows, through our own afflictions. Our weak eyes could not endure windows of transparent glass to let in the Master’s glory, but when they are dimmed with weeping, the beams of the Sun of Righteousness are tempered, and shine through the windows of agate with a soft radiance inexpressibly soothing to tempted souls.
Sanctification, as it conforms us to our Lord, is another agate window. Only as we become heavenly can we comprehend heavenly things. The pure in heart see a pure God. Those who are like Jesus see Him as He is. Because we are so little like Him, the window is but agate; because we are somewhat like Him, it is agate. We thank God for what we have, and long for more. When shall we see God and Jesus, and heaven and truth, face to face?
Is someone positioned to pray down this virtues into his/ her life today? Is only what you are desperate about that you receive therefore pray like blind Bartimaeus, cry like Hannah, seek God like Anna did and you will be remember by God who specializes in answering prayers prayed believing, prayed trusting.
In addition, pray for any other thing you are believing God for, it is not too late to receive that miracle marriages, miracle job, miracle babies are still been shared by the angels of God, that contract is not yet late, everything in your life that is undermining your Christian testimonies, the Lord will deliver to you, just ask in faith and God will grant your heart desires.
Father, answer the prayers of your children who are looking up to you for their deliverance. It is done! (Prov 15:29)
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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