Daniel Fast Day 15
The Spoken Word
“When He had said this, Jesus called out in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out.’ ” John 11:43
Devotional: Jesus was so in tune with the will of the Father that He already knew in His heart the miracle that was about to take place, but His words spoke the miracle into existence.
[There is power in our spoken words, whether they are used to build up or tear down] It is so important to keep our hears filled with the truth from God’s word so that our words will produce good fruit.
“The Key to praying with power is to be come the kind of persons who do not use God for our ends but are utterly devoted to being used for His Ends.” John Piper
Our words have so much power and we NEVER really realize how much. We really need only to speak positive things about or to people, if we are to think mean things we need to just literally bite our tongues.
Jesus says that persistence is very important. The things we need are available to us. God hears us and will avenge us or also supply our needs. The Friend that comes at midnight looking for bread for a friend who showed up. The friend was in bed and didn’t want to get them anything. However, God says ” though he will not rise and give to him because, he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.”
go to cross reference….. Persistent Widow…She asks for Justice from a city Judge, with no regard to man or to God. However (don’t you just love the “Buts”, and “Howevers”?) Luke 18:4 “Though I do not fear God, nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me. I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.” 7) and shall God not avenge His own, who cry out day and night to Him?”
Keep asking, Seeking, Knocking, 9) “ask and it will be given, to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. 11) If a son asks for bread from any father among you will he give him a stone? 13) if we being evil (sinful) know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him. ”
28) “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.”
Be the light shining ” No one hides a lamp, they put it out so everyone can see the light. Our words and what we do are light or darkness to the world. It is up to us to be the light to people who need it. We need to make sure that what our eye is around is what is full of light and not darkness.
“When the eye is full of light, having no part of dark, the whole body will be full of light as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.
Am I giving off a light of darkness? Or are we truly full of light?