Friday Morning Prayer:)… July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 - 6 minutes read
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
And His righteousness;
And all these things shall be added unto you.
Hallelu, Hallelujah!
 
Ask, and it shall be given unto you;
Seek, and you shall find.
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Hallelu, Hallelujah!
 
Man shall not live by bread alone,
But by every word
That proceeds out from the mouth of God.
Hallelu, Hallelujah![1]
 
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.[2]
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Beloved in Jesus,
 
O the need to rejuvenate my heart, my soul, my mind, my whole being, in Jesus.   In Scripture, meditating, listening, and relying on God.  In song, the necessity to worship, adoration, and praise.  To be still before our Holy God, thankful I am compelled to pray and know I must surrender all, all to my Blessed Savior, fill me with Thy love and power.  As the week progresses, my being in the world, living this life, striving in his power to manage well, and having to persevere through the necessary processes is challenging.  You know, we are called to be in the world, but not of the world.  However, I have those moments of humanness, you do too.
 
The flesh directing!  A moment of anger, insensitivity, selfishness, etc., the world and its’ compromises knocking at the door!  No!  We resist through earnest prayer, even cry out!  Precious Lord take my hand.  Help Lord, I need Thee every hour.  I know when the Spirit is leading, there is no evidence of flesh prevailing!  So I cry fervently with expectation, Jesus shares all my sorrows, he knows my every weakness.  What a friend we have in Jesus! Yes!  The joy that surpasses all circumstances, that supernatural peace beyond all understanding.  In his arms, he will take and shield me, you too!  We find solace there!
 
In Christ, yet still enduring in his strength these jars of clay with a depraved nature that fights to prevail.  Matthew records Jesus clearly telling us of the difficulties inherent in us and this life, and he sets the standard to be accomplished for those professing to be his disciples.  He exhorts us to pray and assures us that our prayers will be heard.  My living out and practically experiencing the supernatural life according to the Sermon on the Mount and throughout Scripture is only realized through persistent asking, seeking, and knocking prayer.  
 
Brother/sister be ye encouraged to pray with earnest sincerity before the throne of grace.  I pray for me, and you too, to be active in pursuing God every moment of every day.  I truly long for his presence all the time in every circumstance.  Why?  For the same reason we pray: not for our own selfish needs, or our own recognition, but to God’s glory!  God’s glory through my life, yours too!  As motives are right, my heart truly regenerated, and filled with the Spirit, I, you too, can humbly ask and it will be given, seek and we will find, knock and doors will be opened.   Gospel truth!
 
Hal-le-lu – jah!  Hal-le-lu – jah!  For  ev-er   and  ev-er, Hal-le – lu – jah!  Hal-le-lu – jah![3]
 
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
And His righteousness;
And all these things shall be added unto you.
Hallelu, Hallelujah!
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Sisters are meeting to pray!  First Baptist. 1912 Arnold Way.  Alpine.  0900
You are invited!  If you hold fast to Jesus and long for his presence, hence you are a Christian, this is a great place to be rejuvenated!  Sisters praying together!  A time for family in Christ to encourage, love, listen, and pray as the Holy Spirit leads.   So, thank you, sisters!  Your faithfulness over the years has been a joy!  If you haven’t been, go check it out!
 
Brothers are meeting too!  First Baptist.  (Third Friday).  0730.
O the necessity to gather for prayer.  God knows the extent of our prayer and his sovereign hand directs as he determines.  The prayers of the saints have a place in the plan of God.  We are called to pray, to help others through our prayers, to cry out for mercy, to listen in holy silence, to humbly trust our God with all things and pray, pray, pray, as a demonstration of our faith, our trust, our dependency on our gracious God! You are invited to join us.  Christian brothers, pastors, leaders, humble men gathering to encourage, love, ask, seek, and knock.  Joy!
 
Persevere in Jesus!
 
Randall:)…


[1] https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/ns/120
[2] Matthew 7:7-8
[3] Hallelujah Chorus.  The hymnal for worship & celebration.