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Morning Prayer, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY:  WHATSOEVER

Father God, thank You for knowing what is best for me and for giving us parents and guardians who love us and always have our best interest at heart.  Amen

“And whatsoever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”  John 14:13

“Sometimes God's blessings are not in what He gives us but in what He holds back from us because He knows best.”
  For many years, I read and understood the scripture in Mark 11:24 and in John 14:13 to mean just what it says, “Whatsoever things you ask when you pray, you should have it,” if you believe.  Yes, in my early walk as a Christian, my interpretation was that all I had to do was desire and then ask and it was mine.  As the Bible states in I Peter 1:8, I was a newborn babe so my spiritual understanding was limited.  I grew up and came to realize that this scripture had more meaning than I was understanding.  You see, sometimes we pray for things that are not in our best interest.  God does not always give us “whatsoever” we want.  What God wants for us is whatever is in our best interest and some of the things we ask for in prayer, are just not in our best interest.  You know what though, if we have our minds set to get it, we will sometimes turn over any and every rock.  It’s later that you discover this really was not for you, and that God really does know best.  Oh to be young and full of yourself right?  Those days when you thought you knew everything and yet knew very little.  Parents tried to warn  you but we think “They are just trying to control my life.”  No, they have been down that road before.  What is it the Bible says, “There is nothing new under the sun.”  Whatever you are facing today, it has been faced before by a parent, a guardian or someone older than you.  They are not trying to control your life.  What they are doing is trying to help you prevent the same pitfalls.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.."  John 3:16         

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