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It is our first nature to seek the will of self with the things in our lives. And only when we find fear and impossibility do we often then and then only fall to our knees. It is an important reminder that prayer opens the door to the blessings of God. If we are seeking his hand in our lives our every deliverance will be a joyful realization of his blessing in mercy and grace. If we only knew the great storehouses of blessings that belong to our Lord we would make our request and earnest desires known to Him daily as 1 Thessalonians instructs –
“16)Rejoice always, 17)pray without ceasing, 18)in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV)
The same is true for this evening’s thoughts. If we truly see the equipping for His ministry that God has placed upon us through the gifting of His gospel message and His ability to make His name known to His children, our first prayers would be for our family, those whom we so dearly love. Often we are stumped by our own doubts of God’s ability to deliver those we know closely or fear the mockery of their judgements. But God has equipped us with His gospel, as well as with the people we are surrounded with. Don’t miss the mission field he has placed you in that you might seek the mission field that fit’s your comforts.
May our first mission trip be to our backyards.