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Spiritually Speaking for week of December 1, 2011

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By Pearl Harper

  Spiritually Speaking

Pearl Harper

We are to pray for Devine intervention

 

It doesn’t seem possible that we will soon be entering into 2012. I thank God for his goodness and mercy this year. I pray I never take his blessings for granted.

Yes, I have had things happen this past year that I prayed about and relied on answers and strengths from the Heavenly Father.

It is a wonderful thing to know we don’t have to depend on our knowledge or strength to work out life’s many darts. I refer to Eph. 6:16 where we are told the wicked one, the thief, Satan will throw everything he can at us, referred to as fiery darts. His intention is to defeat, cause doubt, even destroy us, when in fact the more we look to God and trust him the more our faith grows.

As I was praying this year concerning some things or problems I couldn’t have solved if it was in my power to do so, I started praying for divine intervention, God knows all things, I do not.

I don’t mean we care not concerned but we pray and trust God to intervene. There is probably not a person reading this that does not have a need in their life or a prayer that needs an answer. Make no mistake, our enemy is real. But more assuredly I tell you, our God is real. I read something once, “Do we see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?”

We were never told we would be immune from difficult situations but we have a wonderful promise in 1 Cor. 10:13, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. We must also realize God cannot keep his promise if we don’t meet the conditions. We must be steadfast in our dependence on God. No one is perfect but we must strive to live a life that is pleasing to God.” Just recently I was reading the Beatitudes or Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 5:1-12, verse 3 says “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Only when we realize what the term poor in spirit means can we comprehend the rest of the verses. This word poor here means to be humble or have humility. Jesus taught these words to a multitude of people. In Proverbs 22:2 “the rich and poor meet together, the Lord is maker of them all.” Verse 4, “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.”

First Peter  5:6-7, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all you cares upon him for he careth for you.”  Verse 5, “God resisteth the proud and gives grace to the humble.”

I am so thankful for the promises of God. I feel so unworthy of his blessings, yet I know they are mine and yours.

How fortunate we are to know we can pray for divine intervention in our daily lives. We are blessed. God Bless