TODAY'S WORD FOR TODAY
‘PROMISES, PROMISES!’ (1)
‘…when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.’Hebrews 10:36
Many of us remember singing in church, ‘Every promise in the Book is mine!’ Exciting words—but are they entirely true? If you’ve prayed for the fulfilment of a Bible promise that didn’t materialise, you may have wondered, felt disillusioned, or even stopped trusting. What’s true is that every promise in the Book intended for you, is yours! God is committed to keeping every promise He has made (Matthew 24:35). So how can you know which Bible promises are yours? Here are some scriptural guidelines to help you: 1) Be sure you understand the promise. God is committed to His Word, not to your interpretation of it. When Jesus said, ‘…Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up’ (John 2:19 NKJV), His audience completely misunderstood Him, thinking He meant the literal temple when He meant His body. 2) Walk in the Spirit, not the flesh. Walking in the Spirit, Peter received divine understanding of Christ’s deity. When Jesus asked, ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘…this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father…’ (Matthew 16:15-17 NIV). Soon afterwards, walking in the flesh, the same man totally misunderstood Jesus and was severely rebuked by Jesus (Matthew 16:21-23). Why? Because ‘…the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God…nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned’ (1Corinthians 2:14 NKJV). So submit your thoughts to God; pray for His guidance, and in due course, you’ll get the insight you need.
TODAY'S PRAYER - FROM PRAYER FOR TODAY MAGAZINE
Lord, I pray for those in my neighbourhood who feel lonely, whether because they live alone, or because they feel isolated and misunderstood in their own families. Please give me an opportunity to show friendship, so they know they’re not forgotten. Please bring down the walls of separation which stop us getting to know others. I pray that You will transform us, Your Church, so that we become agents of connection and relationship-building in our local ...About Prayer for Today
Consider holding a Christmas party for your neighbours this year
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