Did you know that our God is concerned about your well-being each and every day? It doesn’t matter that you may not know him that well. But he certainly knows you and is available to you if you can just hear his voice and answer his call.
My friends, I don’t know if you have a clue as to how to identify God’s voice, versus your own voice, or even another super natural spirit voice. But I do know this…just about everything that can so easily beset you or send you off into a state of total despair, our God not only has a word of comfort, a weapon of mass destruction, armor to protect you, a way of escape, an advocate to intercede for you; but he also has a method for you to use and secret code words for you to recite in order for you to connect with him and to get instant relief and certain victory in his appointed time.
“WHAT DID YOU SAY? ARE YOU PULLING MY LEG? DID YOU DRANK THE KOOL AID? HOW CAN I CONNECT TO THIS WISDOM? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? DO I HAVE TO JOIN SOMETHING? IS THIS SOME KIND OF MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING SCHEME?”
NO, No, No, my brothers and sisters…all you need is a copy of God’s Holy Bible and some quality time to spend with him so that the Holy Spirit can introduce you to his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Because everything you need is IN HIM!
Take a look at the chart below that list situations which manifest themselves in our lives from time to time. These situations can keep us from having a good day. See if you can identify with some of them. When and if you do, I want you to do four things for me and for yourself:
- First, name the abnormality, (the need)
- Second, pray to Jesus by addressing Him by the name given under ‘title’
- Pray with confidence by identifying where in scripture it is written.
- Make your prayer short, sweet and sincere
SO, JUST HOW ARE YOU TODAY?
What is Your Need… What is Jesus’ title… Scripture is Found…
|I need advice||Counselor||Isaiah 9:6|
|I need food||Bread of Heaven||John 6:32-33|
|A better life||Bread of Life||John 6:35|
|Person to stand w/me||Advocate||1 John 2:1|
|Be more dependable||Author of your faith||Hebrews 12:1-2|
|I’m a wreck||All in All||Colossians 3:11-12|
|Guidance||Chief Shepherd||1 Peter 5:4|
|To be rescued||Deliverer||Romans 11:26|
|Sympathy, comfort||Father of Mercies||2 Corinthians 1:3-4|
|Hope||God of Hope||Romans 15:18|
|Leniency||God the Judge of All||Hebrews 12:23|
|I’m a bare faced liar||God of Truth||Deuteronomy 32:4|
|I’m sad, depressed||Brightness of Glory||Hebrews 1:3|
|I’m lost, no hope||Captain of Salvation||Joshua 5:14|
|Patience and comfort||God of Patience||Romans 15:5|
|Love my neighbor||God of love & peace||2 Corinthians 13:11|
After a little practice praying in this manner, you will begin to quote and to memorize scripture, come to know more about the characteristics of Jesus and experience more and more of God’s love, mercy and tender care for your well-being. So, when God asks you, “How are you doing today?” you can answer; “With the help of Jesus…just fine!”
The added bonus to this exercise is that you will be more equipped to effectively witness to other lost and weary souls that God will send your way. So ‘man up‘ your prayer life and communications with God and when it is all said and done…hear the Master say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, now come on up and I will make you master of many.” Amen! Matthew 25:21
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