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Believe God

Believe God By: Shirley Thomas Hear my prayer, O Lord, And let my cry come to You.  (Ps 102:2; NKJV).
Psalm 102.1,is a song of David, “A Prayer of the Afflicted, (Ps. 61:2) When David is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the Lord”showingThe Lord’s eternal Love”.
Verse 2, David ADDRESS’ the Lord to: “Hear my prayer, O Lord” with a TOPIC: “And” the PRAYER: “let my cry come” with EMPHASIS: “to You”.
The remainder of the psalm pleads David’s supplications to the Lord, and prediction’s of the Lord. Faith and praying gets you through the hardest of times in life. Shifting your focus from the problem(s) to the Problem Solver through Jesus, is the answer. –ST After reading Psalm 102 in its entirety, ask yourself, Jehovah, do I have the faith of David in his supplication? If not, its time to make a self assessment of your spirituality with the Lord.

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

December 11

What is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away
James 4:14
Only one life; ’twill soon be past—
And only what’s done for Christ will last.

Selected

Hardman, Samuel G., and Dwight Lyman Moody. Thoughts for the Quiet Hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1997. Print.

Connect the Testaments

December 11: Faithful Decision-Making
Jeremiah 21:1–22:30; Romans 3:1–20; Proverbs 17:1–28

“I asked God, and He didn’t answer me.” When I hear people say this, I’m often tempted to reply, “Haven’t you read the prophets?” Because sometimes what people are really saying is, “I asked God to do something for me, and He didn’t answer in the way I expected, so He must not be listening or He must not care.” Yet the prophets repeatedly tell us the opposite. God is not human, so He does not make decisions like a human. Instead, He sees all possible outcomes and knows the best route. We simply struggle to understand the wisdom of His decisions.
One particular event in the book of Jeremiah illustrates this point. When King Zedekiah (the last king of Judah) asks Jeremiah to intercede with Yahweh on behalf of Jerusalem against King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Jeremiah gives an unexpected reply: Yahweh has refused to do so. He will not intercede for His own people. Rather, He will make Nebuchadnezzar’…

My Utmost for His Highest

December 11th
Individuality


If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself.Matthew 16:24.

Individuality is the husk of the personal life. Individuality is all elbows, it separates and isolates. It is the characteristic of the child and rightly so; but if we mistake individuality for the personal life, we shall remain isolated. The shell of individuality is God’s creatednatural covering for the protection of the personal life; but individuality must goin order that the personal life may come out and be brought intofellowship with God. Individuality counterfeits personality as lust counterfeits love. Goddesigned human nature for Himself;individuality debases human nature for itself.
The characteristics of individuality are independence and self-assertiveness. It is the continual assertion of individuality that hinders our spiritual life more than anything else. If you say—‘I cannot believe,’it is because individuality never can believe.Personality cannot help believing. Watch yours…

Morning and Evening

Morning, December 11      Go To Evening Reading
     “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”    — 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Heaven is a place where we shall never sin; where we shall cease our constant watch against an indefatigable enemy, because there will be no tempter to ensnare our feet. There the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest. Heaven is the “undefiled inheritance”; it is the land of perfect holiness, and therefore of complete security. But do not the saints even on earth sometimes taste the joys of blissful security? The doctrine of God’s wordis, that all who are in union with the Lamb are safe; that all the righteous shall hold on their way; that those who have committed their souls to the keeping of Christ shall find him a faithful and immutable preserver. Sustained by such a doctrine we can enjoy security even on earth; not that high and glorious security which renders us free from every slip, but that holy security which arises from the su…