Heavenly Father, bless each of us as we allow Your Spirit to flow through us in bringing others to wholeness, fulfillment and fruitfulness in Your Kingdom this day. Let Your peace flow like a mighty river and extend our borders as a flooding stream so that the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of Your glory as the waters cover the seas in Christ Jesus Amen.
Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
1 Thessalonians 3:10, 2 Corinthians 9:12
Is your relationship with God so open that you are available to pray anytime of the day or night? When God sees a need here on earth, can He say to you, “Wake up, wake up, I need you to pray for somebody?” It’s really very simple–your Father desires you–His beloved child–to cheerfully step out to do whatever He tells you for the sake of those He loves.
Little children just naturally want to please their parents. Their love knows no bounds and they freely give their love back in so many simple ways and no gift from a child is too small that it doesn’t get met with a parent’s approval. A child heart is always open with love and seeing the best in others. This is the heart that God can use in His outreach to those who have lost this freedom.
Shalom=God’s Peace; Salvation=God’s Wholeness, Healing
Nothing lacking, Nothing missing, Nothing broken
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
These are the Lord’s instructions: Each household should gather as much as it needs. Pick up two quarts for each person in your tent.
So the people of Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot, some only a little. But when they measured it out, everyone had just enough. Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough. Each family had just what it needed. Then Moses told them, “Do not keep any of it until morning.” But some of them didn’t listen and kept some of it until morning. But by then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell.
Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Return to your first love–forgive and the Lord will cause you to forget all that is holding you back from that freedom to walk with Him in perfect trust. The Lord will make you doubly fruitful even in the land of your affliction. What He’s done for others, He will do for you! Did not Joseph end up a slave due to his own brothers’ jealousy and rage? Did Joseph not end up falsely accused at the hand of a bitter adulteress? Did not Joseph end up overlooked for many years by an ungrateful and forgetful man of influence who owed his life to him? Yet God never left Joseph and caused him to succeed in the midst of so much injustice and unfair treatment at the hand of others for God’s hand was on Joseph from birth. Joseph’s name means God will increase. God will increase the fruits of your righteousness as you trust Him in all things with a thankful heart.
Be generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns.
Don’t hoard your goods; spread them around.
Be a blessing to others. This could be your last night.
How blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream.
God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it,
He throws caution to the winds,
giving to the needy in reckless abandon.
His right-living, right-giving ways
never run out, never wear out.
This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11
Does God give you His Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
‘AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,’ God says, ‘THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS; And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy.”
Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until He comes and showers righteousness on you.
At that time God will thresh
from the River Euphrates to the Brook of Egypt,
And you, people of Israel,
will be selected grain by grain.
At that same time a great trumpet will be blown,
calling home the exiles from Assyria,
Welcoming home the refugees from Egypt
to come and worship God on the holy mountain, Jerusalem.
“Hey there! All who are thirsty, come to the water!
Are you penniless? Come anyway—buy and eat!
Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk.
Buy without money—everything’s free!
Why do you spend your money on junk food,
your hard-earned cash on cotton candy?
Listen to Me, listen well: Eat only the best,
fill yourself with only the finest.
Pay attention, come close now,
listen carefully to My life-giving, life-nourishing words.
I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you,
the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love.
I set him up as a witness to the nations,
made him a prince and leader of the nations,
And now I’m doing it to you:
You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of,
and nations who’ve never heard of you will come running to you
Because of Me, your God,
because The Holy of Israel has honored you.”
Seek God while He’s here to be found,
pray to Him while He’s close at hand.
Let the wicked abandon their way of life
and the evil their way of thinking.
Let them come back to God, who is merciful,
come back to our God, who is lavish with forgiveness.
“I don’t think the way you think.
The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
so the way I work surpasses the way you work,
and the way I think is beyond the way you think.
Just as rain and snow descend from the skies
and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom,
producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of My mouth
not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.
“So you’ll go out in joy,
you’ll be led into a whole and complete life.
The mountains and hills will lead the parade,
bursting with song.
All the trees of the forest will join the procession,
exuberant with applause.
No more thistles, but giant sequoias,
no more thornbushes, but stately pines—
Monuments to Me, to God,
living and lasting evidence of God.”
Father, may the flow of Your Spirit come to me through many changes that out of my innermost being flows rivers of Your Living Water to nurture the Seed You have me sow. May these spring up in an abundant harvest producing righteousness in the earth. Increase the fruits of Your righteousness in my sphere of influence as we confluence together on earth as it is in heaven in Jesus’ name Amen.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.