SERVANTS' MINISTRY, Inc.
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Moral Decay in USA is in High Gear
God CANNOT Lie!
Careful Consideration Necessary for Best Results from Prayer
OUR devotions are NOT measured by the clock . . . BUT time is the heart of the matter. The ability for us to be quiet and wait on the Lord, is necessary to our interaction with God.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (KJV) . . . We must trust in the LORD. We must have faith, we must not feel hopeless, but trust the LORD to help us.
Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. (KJV) . . . All who trust the LORD should be strong and courageous, and hope in Him.
Psalm 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. (KJV) . . . God’s TRUE children should always remember that the LORD is our Protector and our Shield.
Psalm 62:1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. (KJV) . . . Let us wait patiently wait for God to give us victory. We can depend on Him, always!
Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. (KJV) . . . Those who have faith in God, should quietly wait for Him, for our hope is in Him alone!
Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. (KJV) . . . We can always count on the LORD, for we can always put our hope and trust in His Word.
Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. (KJV) . . . The LORD answers us and encourages us when we pray, and strengthens our soul.
Pro. 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. (KJV) . . . It is not our place to try to get even with someone who does us wrong. We simply must trust the LORD to handle the situation for us, for He shall make it right!
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (KJV) . . . All who trust in the LORD will find their strength renewed in times of trials or tribulations. We must be patient and wait upon the LORD!
Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. (KJV) . . . We were given hope when we were saved. When we hope for something that we cannot see, we wait for it patiently and confidently, for we know God cannot lie. The gates of Heaven are open to ALL who believe God (1 Jn.5:10-13), and trust His Son to save us (John 3:15-18).
2 Cor.12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. (KJV) . . . Many people have difficult health problems that cannot be fixed, like my husband and I. The Words of Jesus in this verse, are a tremendous comfort to us both. He has NEVER failed to fulfill this Promise that we so humbly claim. We have learned that things could always be worse. His grace always comes through for us.
Eph.3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; (KJV) . . . When we wait and hope in the LORD, His unlimited resources will strengthen and empower our spirit.
Eph.6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (KJV) . . . When we go to the LORD in prayer, quietly and patiently waiting in hope, He will build up our strength by His mighty power.
Phil.4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (KJV) . . . When we wait patiently for the Lord, He can give us strength to face all conditions. Trying to do things on our own strength, will bring failure. Waiting on the LORD is the wise decision!
Col.1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (KJV) . . . When we wait patiently on the LORD, He can make us strong by His glorious power. This power can enable us to endure everything that comes across our path, and gives us joy because we know we have our share of what God has promised and reserved for us in Heaven.
1 Peter 1:4-5 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (KJV) . . . We can look forward to possessing our inheritance, which is reserved in Heaven for us! It has our name on it! Because of our faith, God keeps us protected until the time comes for us to take possession of our mansion (John 14:2-3).
Hurry, hurry is everywhere in today’s busy world. Short devotions are the blight of deep piety. Calmness, quietness and solitude are never the companions of hurry. Short prayers deplete and remove spiritual stamina, halt spiritual progress, sap spiritual foundations, afflict and impair the root and bloom of spiritual life. They are the main source of backsliding and the certain sign of insincere godliness. They afflict, deceive, blight, rot the seed and lead astray the soul.
It is true that Bible prayers in word are short, but those praying men of the Bible were with God through many struggling hours. They won by few words but long, patient waiting. The prayers Moses records may be short, but Moses prayed to God with fastings and mighty cryings forty days and nights (Ex.24:18; 34:28; Deut.9:9,25).
Elijah's praying may be condensed to a few very short words, but there is NO doubt that Elijah, who when "praying he prayed," spent many hours of fiery struggle and prayer with God before he could, with assured boldness, ask God to bring down fire to lap up the barrels of water on the sacrifice during the conflict with Ahab (1 Kings 18:36-37).
The words of Paul's prayers is short, but Paul "prayed night and day exceedingly" (1 Thes. 3:10).
The "Lord's Prayer" (pattern prayer) is a good example for young ones, but the Man Christ Jesus prayed many all-night prayers (Luke 6:12). His all-night and long-sustained devotions gave to His work its finish and perfection, and to His character the fullness and glory.
Spiritual work is hard work. True prayer desires serious attention and time . . . which flesh and blood (man) does not enjoy. Few people are made of such strong character. We can adjust ourselves to our beggarly praying until it looks good, and we can slight our praying, and not realize the peril. Hurried devotions make weak faith, feeble convictions and questionable piety. To spend little time with God is to be little to God. To cut short our praying makes our whole religious character short, meager and careless.
It takes a good time for the full flow of God into our spirit. Short devotions crimp the pipe (the channel) of God's full flow to us. It takes time in the secret places to get the full revelation of God. Little time and hurriedness mar the true picture.
Prayer is the greatest thing we can do: and to do it well there must be calmness, deliberation, quietness, solitude and time . . . other than this, prayer is degraded into the smallest and unkind of things. We cannot do too much real praying. We all must learn anew the value of prayer. If we would learn the marvelous art, we must not just give a bit here and there. We must hold tight with iron grip the best hours of the day for God and prayer, or our praying is worthless.
This time in which we live, is not a day of prayer. Few there are that pray. In these days of hurry and bustle, people just will not take time to pray. Who is it that prays like Moses? Or Elijah? Or Christ Jesus? Or the apostle Paul?
The apostles "gave themselves to prayer" (Acts 2:42) . . . this is the most difficult thing to get people or even the preachers to do. Laymen will give their money . . . some of them in rich abundance . . . but they will not "give themselves" to prayer, without which their money is only a curse (Ps.66:18; Isa.1:15; 59:2; Jer.14:12; Mal.2:2). There are some preachers who will preach and deliver great and eloquent addresses on the need of revival and the spread of the Kingdom of God, but very few who will pray about it.
Writing this made me do a come-around! I need to take this into serious consideration. I fall short! Help me Jesus.
Conditions or Situations in our Lives
A Personal Relationship With God
A Spiritual Famine Coming
A Quiet Time With God
A Secret Place Needed
A Stable Relationship Takes Time
Alone With God
Being Alone With God Is Necessary
Being Introverted, Is It Good?
Careful Consideration Ne4cessary for Prayer
Christian Meditation, What Is It?
Conditions In Our Lives Today
Ears Should Pay Attention
Ears That Do Not Hear!
Ears That Refuse to Hear!
False Prophets Are Dangerous
God Is Still Speaking To us Today
Israel's Hard Heart
Jacob Wrestling With God
Jesus Felt Forsaken
Loneliness of Jeremiah
Meditating, How to
Meditating on God's Word Misunderstood
Meditating, on What Things?
Seeking The Kingdom of God
Solitude in the Old Testament
Solitude, What Is It?
Some Things Are Hard to Hear
The Laodicean Church
Warning, of NOT Hearing!