We are on Day 9 of this challenge and I am telling you that I am truly craving today. It seems like everything that I can’t have I want now more than when we first started this cleansing. Today starts our family prayer conference at the church and I am really looking forward to going. This will be my first time at one of these with this church although I have been going for some time now. I think I am at two years at this church.
Last year when we went through this cleansing I was working remotely from home at nights and could not attend any of the evening services. I was so saddened by it. Some days I attempted to watch the live stream, but it was not the same. Have you ever watched something live that you knew you would have a different experience if you were there in person? That is how I felt about these services last year. I am so happy that God has made a way for me to attend these services and still work.
Our meal selection and scripture for today is below:
Chicken, turkey, fish, salads, fruits, juice or water |
Breaking the Spirit of Poverty and Releasing God’s Favor for Blessings |
Verse of the day: Ps. 102:17 – “He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.”
As always I said that I would give the theme scripture that we are using as a prayer guide and it is below:
Ephesians 1:17-23 New International Version (NIV)
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
I love how the Apostle Paul started this part of the scripture out. He says, “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ , the glorious Father may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation.” This definitely dispels all of the talk that says we are not to keep asking God for things. We have to ask one time and then believe by faith that we have received them. To keep asking for things that we have already prayed is like saying we are doubting that God heard us the first time. Well, the apostle Paul said here that he keeps asking God to impart upon the church of Ephesus wisdom and revelation. Not that he lacked faith by any means, just that he believed in the power of asking, seeking and knocking and was convinced that if he applied the word that the church would receive this revelation and that revelation will help them to know God better.
What have you placed on the back burner and stopped asking God for? Have you fell into the trap of lies that says that you are not to keep asking, seeking and knocking for things? I hope not, and if you did there is now therefore NO condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus who are the called according to His purpose. You are not to feel condemned by your own thoughts or words, nor the words of others. It is okay to have believed that, but when you are aware of a truth shifting your level of thinking takes just a determination to do so!
I hope you shift your thinking to believe that you ask in faith for what you have need of and then you believe that you have received it. You can keep on asking and thanking the Father for the manifestation of the promises of His word. Wavering and doubting not and knowing that if what you are asking is in accordance to His will you will receive it!