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, DECEMBER 20, 2022
TEXT: MATTHEW 7:7-11
(7) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
(8) For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
(9) Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
(10) Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
(11) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
KEY VERSE: HEBREWS 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
We must engage in prayer if we want answers from God. Asking, seeking and knocking are divine duties that Jesus taught His disciples to do, even when the circumstances look odd or difficult. God places a high premium on prayer and even Jesus understood and demonstrated this in His earthly life and ministry. For sure, God has perfect knowledge of every situation; God knows exactly what His son required on earth; He knows the attacks of satan upon His children; He also knows the brutal persecution of His children by satanic powers over the nations, the murder and the bloodshed. Yes, He can do something about it, but He demands that we pray. God is always waiting in the house of prayer for us to come boldly and confidently to Him. We can enter in and tell Him what is troubling our minds. We can tell Him what we want Him to do for us and for others in need.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Prayer is a very vital ingredient in our spiritual lives. We should not just pray after we have encountered a challenge but before the challenge even arises; we need to pray up and be ready for these encounters. Matthew 26:41 says, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation: The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”. In challenging situations we need to pause and pray, pouring out our hearts to God to be strengthened by Him to walk forward in obedience, no matter the cost. When we pray, we can carry our cross and follow Jesus. This call demands readiness to pray daily for whatever might come our way. Let us be bold to come confidently to the throne of grace to find help in time of need. It is our duty to pray, because no prayer, no answer.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Failing to pray is planning to fail.
SONG FOR THE DAY: We will continue to pray, and never be tired
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Micah 4-5; Revelation 11
PASTOR PAUL RIKA