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284th -- The Shoes


There are moments in life when we hesitantly come to God in prayer. We
think He is too busy to hear our cry and answer our prayers. We need to
remember that God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. There is no
sense of time where God is, but rather a great love of availability to hear
our cry and answer our prayers. Never hesitate when you feel the need to
call on the name of the Lord. He will always be available to hear your 
prayer and calm your heart. Be encouraged in the goodness of the Lord and
always call on Him with confidence. (Proverbs 3:19-20) (Psalm 147:5)

I hope this message encourages your heart to always come to God with great
faith and a knowing that He will be available to meet your needs.


A preacher had been told by the head of a great shoe factory, that if he
found any poor people who needed shoes, he could come to him and get them.
In making his rounds one day soon afterward, the minister invited a man to
attend his church.

"I would like to go," said the man, "but my shoes are so nearly worn out 
that I would be ashamed to go to a meeting with them, and I am too poor to
get any better."

"Well, that shall not keep you away," said the preacher; "I will get you a
pair of shoes if you will come."

"But I wouldn't like to go without my wife," returned the man, "and her 
shoes are no better than mine." The preacher promised to get the shoes for
her, too.

"It would hardly be right to leave our three children at home, and they are
all barefooted, too," said the man in a hesitating way.

The preacher saw that he was in for it, and promised that the children 
should also have shoes. He then got their measurements and went to see his
friend the shoe man. He feared that he was presuming too much on the 
promise he had received, and thought the shoe man might feel that he was 
abusing his kindness, but when the situation was laid before him, the 
merchant smiled and said: "All right; come with me."

Together they took the elevator and went to one of the upper floors, where
they landed in a large room that was filled with shoes. The shoe man 
pointed to one whole side of the room, and said: "All the shoes on these 
shelves are set aside for just such cases as yours, and when you have any
more of the same kind just come here and help yourself."

Of course the preacher felt very small when he thought of how little he had
expected from his generous friend, in proportion to what he was willing to give.

Sometimes we go to the Lord with just such dishonoring faith.

Author Unknown

Never allow yourself to question If God can meet a certain need in your 
life, but rather be strong and confident in Him and know that there is no
need so great that God cannot answer. The Lord is the one that sets the 
high standard and as impossible as our prayers may seem, let us make our 
petition before Him with confidence and see the impossible become a 
reality. Never doubt the ability of the Lord. He makes the blind to see,
the deaf to hear and the crippled to walk. (Matthew 15:29-31)

Be encouraged and confident in the strength and ability of our wonderful Lord.

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 John 5:14-15 "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."

Psalm 103:9-13 "He will not always chide: neither will he keep His anger 
for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us 
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so
great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from
the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like as a 
father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him."

Psalm 35:27-28 "Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour My
righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified,
which hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. And my tongue shall
speak of Thy righteousness and of Thy praise all the day long."

Ephesians 3:20-21 "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly 
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world
without end. Amen."

All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

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In Christ's Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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