When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”
I was listening to the ODB (Our Daily Bread) Devotionals today in the computer when I cam across something interesting in the article;
When we put our head on the pillow at night, we should pause to thank God for the amazing things He has done for us that day in the midst of our ordinary lives. So, instead of longing for Him to do something spectacular for you, thank Him! He already has.
When I read this few sentences my heart was greatly encouraged. In addition, another sentence also caught my attention.
As 1 Corinthians 10 says, “He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out.” Every day God is busy shielding us from devastating onslaughts of Satan that would otherwise leave us helplessly defeated. And when temptation hits, He is making exit ramps for us so we can escape.
This has also greatly encouraged me in my walk with God in terms of sexual sins. God has delivered me from many tempting situations. He has given me a ramp to provide me with a way out. I just have to make the choice and quickly flee from temptation. The Lord knows my capabilities and comes to my aid in times of need. He is truly worthy.
Father Lord I pray today that will continue to help me to fight this battle against sinning. Thank you Lord for siding with me and always being my help in times of need. Lord forgive me of my sins and make me clean again. Thank you Lord for your providence throughout my life so far. I have neglected what you have done to protect me all this while. While this verse reminds me of how you have fended off many adversities for me, I am once again touched by your grace and mercy in my life.
Thank you Lord, and I cannot simply fathom why you love me so deeply and much. Continue Lord to stir in my a heart for your kingdom. Keep me always humble even if I succeed well in life. Lord condition my heart to be sensitive to your Spirit that I may have Jabez moments in the future. Thank you for placing the joy of the Lord in my heart recently. I am truly blessed!
“Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” Thank you Lord Jesus for listening to my prayer. I pray that my simple offering of my time and worship unto you will be pleasing unto your ears. I pray that my life will be pleasing unto you and that you would bless me and enlarge my territory. Prepare my heart for what’s to come. Lord, let your hand be with me and protect me in times of danger. Keep me from any harm that the devil tries to bring my way. Free me from any pain or illnesses in my life because you came to die on that cross. When you rose again, all my pain and illnesses should go away.
In Jesus’ mighty name,