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11/06/2021 03:00 - 12/06/2021 02:00

“Does the ax raise itself above the person who swings it, or the saw boast against the one who uses it? As if a rod were to wield the person who lifts it up, or a club brandish the one who is not wood!” - Isaiah 10:15 (NIV)

It is a common experience these days, to find, on occasion those who have concluded against the existence of the Almighty God. As our leading verse points out even during the time of prophet Isaiah, nearly 3000 years ago, the doubters were there. While curiosity can be excused as it leads to discovery, the aspect of mortal man shaking his fist at his creator, casting doubts about his majesty and power, can go beyond the pale. The Apostle Paul once wondered, “But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? … (Romans 9:29).

Whatever the doubts, or sheer mockery, all around us there is everything to point to the existence of the Almighty. We see this with the life we have and all its complexities, to the earth we inhabit at the center of galaxies. Interestingly, whenever humans come across a new planet they express satisfaction that they have seen it all, when it’s only a glimpse into the universe that stands at the feet of the creator. In trying to explain creation outside the will of God all sorts of theories have been conjured, from Big Bang, which in essence means there was a point of start somewhere, to evolution, which leaves one asking when humans will ever evolve into something yet, as they apparently started out like tadpoles!

Humility is what we need if we desire to know more of God. Proverbs 11:2 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” God will reveal Himself to those who come to Him with childlike faith. The Bible says, “But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deuteronomy 4:29). If any desires to know God, He has promised, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them” (Psalm 145: 18-19).

Today, make a choice to seek to know God other than being like the ax that raises itself above the person who swings, the pot that questions the potter, and then God will reveal Himself more to you as also, it is His desire. "I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, 'Here am I, here am I” (Isaiah 65:1).

Prayer for today: Lord Father God, creator of heaven and earth, as you have placed in me the desire to know you, today I pray that seeking you in humility, you do reveal yourself to me, and I may grow to worship you ever more, this I pray in Jesus’s name.

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    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”- (Philippians 4:6).

    Perhaps you have heard of a certain old magical trade known as mind reading. According to this trade which has been around for millenniums and has its share of tricksters, mind readers are able to discern thought patterns of individuals before they even utter a word. There are places in the world where this, as expected, is a lucrative occupation, with practitioners, often crafty magicians, demanding hefty fees, just to tell thoughts of others.

    As Christians, of course, we have an all knowing God, who has said, “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”  ( Mathew 6:8). Further, our Lord has pointed out, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words” ( Mathew 6:7). As Christians when we come to God, we do so with full confidence, that He already knows our needs and will meet them according to his glorious riches in heaven.

    Of particular interest for us here is that while God perfectly knows our needs before we even dare utter a single word, still it is incumbent upon us to make our requests known to Him. A parent may have long noticed a child has a need for a new pair of shoes; but it is another dimension, when the child does come out and share aloud that his pair is worn out, hurting and is quite in need of a new one. The parent takes notice, especially when the matter is presented with such conviction and urgency. This is why Hannah cried out to God for a child ( 1 Samuel 1:9-18).

    In our relationship with God, as the Apostle Paul advises us, it is not just enough to assume and let matters be, that after all God knows all our needs, but we too bear a responsibility to make our requests known to Him. Once we are done with that, we let God do  His part, allowing “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” ( Philippians 4:7) to flood us.
    So, today, do not hold back your needs from the Almighty God. He has paved the way to walk to Him through His son Jesus Christ, to present your case, bear out your heart’s desire, and let Him do His part!

    Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I rise to make my requests known to you, knowing you have heard me even before I utter a single word, assured that you will meet each and every one of my needs, according to your glorious riches in heaven!

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