EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY, JULY 3RD, 2021
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: PSALM 65:2
O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
If Jesus would pray when He was in the world (praying to the Father), has He not shown you enough proof that you need to pray? Does it not show that most of the things we suffer and lack is because we take God for granted? We think that God should automatically do them? Is that not tantamount to shifting our responsibility to God? Yes, God can do all that we desire of Him, but He chooses to place Himself in The House of Prayer, so that everyone who wishes to meet with Him can find Him there. So go and meet with Him in the House of Prayer; go and tell Him what He should do in the House of Prayer. Go and let Him know what is troubling your mind. Tell Him what your desires are and what you want Him to do for you and for others in need. Therefore, you have no excuse for not praying.
God has placed a high premium on prayer so much that even when Jesus came into the world, though being God in human body, He lived and walked in the spirit of prayer. Jesus was constantly praying to His Father in heaven. One would wonder and ask: “But Jesus, did You not come to the earth as God Yourself? Whatever You wanted to do, couldn't You have done it? Did You need to talk to the Father? Are You not one with the Father? Why must You pray?” That is a mystery. It is a mystery we have to learn.
Again, to the Father we could ask: “Father, were You not the One who sent Jesus to the earth? Did Jesus need to tell You that He was hungry before You gave Him food? Did Jesus need to tell You that He was running short of money before You gave Him money? Did Jesus need to tell You that He needed people healed in a crusade before You started healing the people?” That also is a mystery - that God would place Himself in the House of Prayer. Jesus has shown by practical example that all men on earth must pray to God as a duty.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You have no excuse not to pray to God regularly.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Let us continue to pray and never be weary…..
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Job 26-28; Acts 11
PASTOR PAUL RIKA