We should always be quick to call upon the Lord and share with Him all that
is on our heart. We must remember that God cares for us and He wishes for
our Joy to be full. The Lord declares in Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto Me, and
I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou
knowest not.” Never believe the lie that you can do it all on your own
because the simple truth is without God's help we can accomplish nothing.
Be encouraged to spend time with the Lord sharing with Him all that is on
your heart and know that it is God's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
(Deuteronomy 8:16-19) (Luke 12:32) (John 16:23-24) (John 15:5-8) (Proverbs 8:17)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to spend time with the Lord in
prayer knowing that God hears you and He will answer your hearts cry.
Although the temperatures during the winter of 1939 were especially frigid,
Carl and Catherine remember that year with special warmth.
As pastors of a very small church in northern Illinois, they lived in a
drafty parsonage heated only by a coal stove. It was one thing for them to
be chilly; it was quite another for their 6-month-old firstborn son.
This was the heart of the Great Depression, and the church paid only a
small, token salary. And there simply wasn't enough money to supply their
most basic needs.
Said Carl: “With our last fuel in the heating stove, we knelt in our
devotional prayer time and asked God to provide us with some coal. As we
prayed, the mailman's feet were heard crunching on the snow on our wooden porch.”
After they finished with their prayer time, they collected their mail
consisting of one letter.
Upon opening it, they read the following: We thought maybe you needed some
money to keep the baby warm. Don't thank us. It's some of the Lord's money.
“We were greatly blessed and we still have the letter.” said Carl. “We were
reminded of the verse, `and it shall come to pass, that before they call, I
will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.'” (Isaiah 65:24)
The baby is now a missionary.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 91:1-4 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my
refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall
deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou
trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”
Psalm 34:4-8 “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from
all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces
were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved
him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about
them that fear Him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.”
Proverbs 6:20-23 “My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not
the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them
about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it
shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the
commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction
are the way of life.”
Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him,
and shew him My salvation.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: OUR MASTER CAN
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Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD'S GRACE AND MERCY
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In Christ’s Service,
God's Work Ministry