God’s Sufficiency for the Christian

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Gracious Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name with praise and thanksgiving for the promise in Your Word that You will meet my every need, but not necessarily all of my wants. I can rest assured that there is no area of my life where You can​​not provide. Thank you that You alone will sustain me. “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ JesusPhilippians 4:19.

When I am burdened down with a ​heavy load of ​the care​s of this world and ​am feel​ing tired, You say: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you restMathew 11:28. In times when I feel lonely or discouraged, You assure me in Hebrews 13:5b that You will always be there for me. ‘”I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”

When I am weak, Your Word tells me in Isaiah 40:29He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” Show me how to be content with Your love and what You provide and not ​worry about what I do not have.

Teach me to be sensitive to and serve the needs of others around me so that I can receive the blessing and joy You provide to a cheerful giver. May the witness of my life be one that exemplifies the message expressed in 2 Corinthians 3:5. “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.”

Thank you that I can bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

God’s Wonderful Deliverance for a Believer

 

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Written by Elton Streyle, photography and editing by Ali

Loving Father, thank you for the encouragement You give in Psalm 34. It is comforting that in the difficult times in life, You do not get tired of me coming to you with any and all of my problems. “This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.” Psalm 34:6-9

In fact, You ask me to bring everything to You so that You will be glorified. “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify MePsalm 50:15. It is a great privilege as a believer to know that You are more powerful than anyone or anything in the world that will try to hurt or destroy me. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.1 John 4:4

Father, develop in me a clear conviction that I can’t live a spiritually reckless life and expect to continue receiving Your many blessings. However, I do thank You that when someone goes down the wrong road, You are always waiting for them to come back so that You can continue to bless them. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1  John 1:9.

On a daily basis, teach me how to grow in my personal relationship with You through Your Word, prayer, music, and Christian fellowship. Like David in Psalm 34:17, I call out to You to be continually counted among the righteous so that I can experience the power in Psalm 34:7, “the angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.

I bring these requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.