April 18th Devotional

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  1. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.”
    Luke 13:12



    PRAYERS THAT PROCLAIM

    When you have a need, do you pray or do you beg? Do you begin your prayers with words like, “Please God, please! God, I beg You to have mercy!”

    Prayers that plead and beg imply that your heavenly Father is not willing to do it. Yet, He is far more gracious and willing to give to you than you are willing to ask, think or imagine (see Ephesians 3:20).
    He desires above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers (see 3 John 1:2).

    In fact, long before you have a need, God has already met that need. Long before you knew you needed a Savior, He sent His Son to be your Savior. This is your God! He is a good God. So when you beg Him for something, you are actually saying that He is reluctant to give and needs to be persuaded strongly before He will move. Yet, He is not like that.

    Jesus knew the heart of the Father. When He saw the woman bound with a spirit of infirmity, He did not pray, “Oh Father! She has been suffering for 18 long years! I beseech You, Father, have mercy on her. Please, please heal her!” No, when Jesus saw her, He immediately proclaimed, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity,” because He knew the heart of the Father. He knew that the Father wanted her delivered from her crippling condition.

    At the end of a church service, I don’t stand and pray, “Oh God, please bless Your people. Oh God, do keep them. Oh God, be ever so gracious to them!” Instead, I proclaim, “The Lord bless you. The Lord keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you!”

    Beloved, when you pray, proclaim your healing, protection and provision because your Father’s heart overflows with love for you. And when you declare it, He sanctions it. When you declare it, He establishes it
     
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    Good thought this morning; Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thank you precious Jesus
     
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