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A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION TO BE BLESSED
We should always pray to keep the presence of God in our nation. If God doesn’t bless us, where could we go?, what could we do?, how would we live?, when will we get close to God?
Believe it or not 2020 has come and gone, it brought so many people into 2021 a sad beginning, and our hearts totally goes out to those that are hurting because they’ve lost a loved one or a dear friend. Now we only have a memory of how things used to be, thinking on the good things we smile, thinking how much we miss them we cry. I lost an uncle, the life of every party, and a lot of close friends. But many of my family members got COVID-19; we were so blessed to make it through. Unexpectedly the virus still hangs around seeking whom it can devour.
Some of us need a visual presentation to have faith in God; oh the flowers are so beautiful this year, God is good. What level of faith in God is this? Because the flowers come back every year at the same time and they are as beautiful as the year before, it’s their due season and we are so thankful for them. But to see what has transpired in our world these few months shook everybody and God was our witness. Because it’s kind of hard to understand what has happened, never believe that God allowed this because he is angry with us.
I’m asking God the Father right now to build our faith from little faith, to greater faith, then perfect our faith to be obedient to him as He helps us to learn what this is all about. I’ve thought about this long and hard, what has this done to our faith or for our faith? But the word of god has made it so clear that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So when we study to hear the word of God it builds our faith from little faith, to greater faith and then perfected faith in God.
Life Quote 4
Remain steadfast. There are many waves and storms on the path that may crush our spirit. Many hindrances along the way. But one thing that gives me assurance and confidence is that I am not alone. Christ is with me. Above All, victory is guaranteed.
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In the bible, I am most inspired by Hannah’s prayers to the Lord to have a child. Her infertility caused her to be bitter because her husband Elkanah had a second wife, Peninnah who often made a mockery of her. This gave her a deep sadness and a loss of hope. So she prayed a despairing prayer to God. In this prayer, she vowed to God if He would give her a son that she would dedicate him back to God so he could serve Him in whatever God’s will was for his life.
Hannah knew who God was and that he was full of love and compassion when one of his children cries out to Him in despair. I remember back in the old days when the elders of the church prayed despairing prayers, all the kids would laugh and make fun of them at church and home. “Oh they’re putting on a show, trying to outplay each other. They done prayed enough when they pray over thirty minutes. Look at that old snot running out the nose. I hope it doesn’t get on me, let me show you how Brother John beats the floor, this how Mrs. Sue is falling all out. They had all of down and could react it out, Lord have mercy.
The mockery went on for years. But this year when they were going to sacrifice to the Lord of Heavens Armies in Shiloh it was different. Hannah felt so sorrowful that she cried and could not eat her food. Elkanah asked Hannah why was she crying and not eating. Is it because you can’t have children? He said to her, “You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?”
After they ate Hannah prayed and she made a vow to the Lord: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord, his hair will never be cut.”
She prayed so hard that the Priest Eli thought she was drunk. He told her she needed to leave the wine bottle alone. But she explained to him that she was praying out of her anguish and sorrow. “In that case,” Eli said, “go in peace! May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him.”
That night Elkanah slept with Hannah. I don’t know whether it was this time she conceived but, “When Elkanah slept with Hannah, the Lord remembered her plea, and in due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I asked the Lord for him.” This story of answered prayer shows us that we should have this same unwavering trust and faith in God.
Father God, in the Holy name of Your Son Jesus, who came to save the lost, we thank you dear heavenly Father For the salvation of this nation and by your word we will know your truths more than ever before. Help us to bind satan, in the name of Jesus in all that we do in our lives. Then Father, help us, to study your word to understand it, to listen to your voice when you speak, calling us out of the snares of the devil that holds us captive. Thank you Jesus for being Lord of our lives and we thank you and will always praise you for the salvation of our nation. AMEN
1 Timothy 4:1-14 GNB
The Spirit says clearly that some people will abandon the faith in later times; they will obey lying spirits and follow the teachings of demons. Such teachings are spread by deceitful liars, whose consciences are dead, as if burnt with a hot iron. Such people teach that it is wrong to marry and to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten, after a prayer of thanks, by those who are believers and have come to know the truth. Everything that God has created is good; nothing is to be rejected, but everything is to be received with a prayer of thanks, because the word of God and the prayer make it acceptable to God. If you give these instructions to the believers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, as you feed yourself spiritually on the words of faith and of the true teaching which you have followed. But keep away from those godless legends, which are not worth telling. Keep yourself in training for a godly life. Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future. This is a true saying, to be completely accepted and believed. We struggle and work hard, because we have placed our hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all and especially of those who believe. Give them these instructions and these teachings. Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity. Until I come, give your time and effort to the public reading of the Scriptures and to preaching and teaching. Do not neglect the spiritual gift that is in you, which was given to you when the prophets spoke and the elders laid their hands on you.
GNB: Good News Bible
Making others believe that they don’t belong is a way of bringing on oppression. It’s the devil’s playing ground. Learning to see others as God see them will help their unbelief and not give in to the thoughts of the devil that comes along with oppression. This kind of stuff can close doors that should be open. When going through a challenge of feeling defeated, there is no reason for them to explain to anyone why they are struggling and unproductive. In these desperate times, people need a way out, not a way to be bound. It’s always good to watch what you’re putting out there because it will come back even in a different form. You could easily demonstrate that God, Himself has made a mistake putting this person or these people in your path. His purpose could’ve been for you to help them out of a trap, show love even help to build their faith for things to come. JUST BE READY WHEN HE WANTS TO USE YOU TO STAND IN THE GAP FOR HIM FOR OTHERS.