Showing posts with label daily bread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label daily bread. Show all posts

Thursday, February 13, 2014

KEEP ON PRAYING - Now Think On This by Steve Martin


Always be joyful.  Pray regularly. In everything give thanks, for this is what God wants from you who are united with the Messiah Yeshua.” 
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Complete Jewish Bible)

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13, NASB)

Bob Fitts, a worship leader and a YWAM (Youth With A Mission) contact, sings a song entitled “Keep on Praying”(Hosanna!Music/Integrity Music). Sticking the ear buds in, listening to his melodic voice and then getting my eyes fixed on the Lord, seated on His majestic throne, sure gets the day started right.

I can just feel my faith spirit rise up within me as the song calls out to keep on praying for family, friends, work, Israel, our own country and friends in other nations. Encouragement to keep on pressing on comes, as refreshment comes through the music He shares.

The Holy Spirit Himself, Ruach HaKodesh, enjoys connecting with us, drawing us daily to the Father and Son through the communion of prayer.

Often He will wake me up and politely ask me if I want to get together with Him. Sometimes I resist, for sleep is pleasant too, but more than not I respond, get up, and meet with the Lord. In the quiet of the night, before the sun breaks over the Carolina horizon, He speaks to my heart. Words of encouragement. Insights into the coming days. Prophetic words to share with others.

Those who long to be where the Lord is, seeking Him as He leads us on, will find He is near. When we think He is far away, inattentive to the on goings in the nations, we will find that He is passionately involved. His Spirit is speaking to people through dreams in the night, visions during the day, and soft words of love as they go about their normal routines. He is calling out, as the Shepherd watching over His sheep. He wants to save the people. He is the God of Love.

Protection. Provision. Providence. All good things come from Him. Our faith level rises when we spend time to know Him, and learn of His ways.

My prayer today, as I seek His heart for that which matters most to Him, and thus more and more so to me also, is as follows. Make it your prayer today too.

“Lord, I will bow to you and to no other God. I will seek Your face. I will follow hard after You, to hear Your voice. Today You are the joy and the peace that only You can put in my heart. Thank you Lord for Your love, for Your presence, for Your care and provision for my family, friends, co-workers, and those you have connected me to in the nations.”

And yes Lord, thank You for our daily bread!

Now think on this,

Steve Martin
Love For His People

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Now Think On This #115 – Keep On Praying   Steve Martin 

Date: In the year of our Lord 2014 (02.13.14 Thursday at 5:00 am in Charlotte, NC).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ahava Love Letter (#60) “Need Money?” - Steve Martin

                      “Need Money?”

“As for those who do have riches in this present world, charge them
not to be proud and not to let their hopes rest on the uncertainties
of riches, but to rest their hopes on God, who richly provides us with
all things for our enjoyment. Charge them to do good, to be rich in
good deeds, to be generous and ready to share. In this way they will
treasure up for themselves a good foundation for the future, so that
they may lay hold of the real life.” (1 Tim 6:17-19)
Complete Jewish Bible

Dear family of friends,

Everybody needs money. You, me, the family of four struggling to make ends meet; the single Mom with two kids and two part time jobs; all the people in other countries.  We all need provision, yes? We need money, so it seems.

In every nation around the world, some form of currency exchange is the norm for trade and finance. Pounds (UK), dollars (USA & Canada), shekels (Israel), rubles (Russia), rupees (India), yuans (China)…and the list goes on.

In many languages "bread" means "money" and having money means you can buy bread. There must then be a reason that our Lord Jesus (Yeshua) instructed us to pray for our daily bread. Do you pray for your bread (money) daily?  If not, why not?

I know I don't always. I often forget to thank the Lord everyday for His constant provision. And I often fail to ask Him for my daily bread. I just assume it will happen.

When I wrote this statement on my Facebook page, “It's my responsibility to obey. It's His responsibility to provide”, the response people gave showed they could relate to it.  I think they “liked” because they want to trust. They want to believe that faith actions on their part bring rewards. They realize that the Lord, our Provider, blesses, as we obey Him.

Over the past three “lean” years, I learned to pray for our daily bread, and to give thanks for all His provision. When they past, I thought I didn’t have to be so concerned about those “little things” - like asking and thanking. I was wrong. I still do.

So the logical conclusion I have reached, which has been lodged deeper into my spirit: if I obey His Word to ask daily, and to give thanks in all things, He will respond with His daily provision. But on the other hand, if I mess up, which will happen, out of His everlasting love He will still provide. So I tend to think He will provide "more than enough" if I first obey daily. And you?

Keep asking daily for your bread. Keep giving thanks for that which He provided. A time will come when the economies of the world will cease to exist as we know it, so now it the time to learn this reality lesson.

Ahava (love in Hebrew) to my family of friends,

Steve Martin

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Ahava Love Letter #60   “Need Money?”
 Date: In the year of our Lord 2013 (07/10/13 Wednesday 9 pm in Charlotte, NC)

All previous editions of Ahava Love Letter can be found on my Blog:        

Here are the last few:
Rejected? (#59)
In Your Building – Guard Against Distractions (#58)
Connections (#57)
Your Name (#56)
Lost, But Not Forgotten Friends (#55)
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (#54)

We Speak To Nations (#53)