EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
TUESDAY JANUARY3, 2023
TEXT: JEREMIAH 29: 11-12
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
Key Verse: 1 Kings 3:5 “In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
God is a prayer-answering God, and He invites people to pray to Him. Asking and receiving is a good relationship God wants to establish with men. He wants to establish a relationship with you – a
relationship of asking and receiving. Psalm 65:2 “O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.”
“O Thou that hearest prayer…” – That is the testimony of people. People
know God as God that hears prayers, and they say that unto Him shall all flesh come. Every member of the family should learn to come to God – the father should come to Him, the mother should come to Him, the children should come to Him, because he is the God that hears prayers. Every member of the Church should know God as the one that hears prayers. The Church is serving the God that hears prayers, and to Him all of us should come.
Prayer is a privilege. For God to say, “Ask what I shall give thee,” it is a great privilege! It is an opportunity to ask, and God is the one that invited you to ask. It is a great privilege and a demonstration of God's grace. God wants to flow out to you in His goodness and kindness, therefore, He said: “Come and ask; I want to show forth My kindness and goodness to your life.”
Prayer is a manifestation of His mercy. He knows we can do nothing on our own. He knows that without Him we can achieve nothing. He knows we cannot get there on our own. He knows that we cannot win the battle on our own. He knows that we cannot save our souls. He knows we cannot get what we are looking for by our own power. That is why, in mercy, He invites us to come and pray; to come and call unto Him; to come and ask Him – to ask Him because He wants to bless us and “give us an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11). Prayer is the means of receiving God's blessing. Through prayers, we receive from God promises, power and privileges.
Thought for the day:
Prayer-answering is an attribute of God
Song for the day:
O yes, He answers prayers
Bible reading for the day:
Daniel 1-2; 1 John 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA