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Paid In Full (Friday, February 22, 2008)

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Paid In Full

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box.

Curious, and somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man’s name embossed in gold. Angry, he rose his voice to his father and said “with all your money, you give me a Bible?” and stormed out of the house.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father’s house, a sudden feeling of sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father’s important papers and saw the still gift-wrapped Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt.7:11, “And if ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,how much more shall your Heavenly Father which is in Heaven, give to those who ask Him?”

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As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. carkeys.jpgIt had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God’s blessings because we can’t see past our own desires?

***Author Unknown

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In these troubled times; a Prayer for You by Elaine Davenport (October 29th- November 3rd, 2007)

Heavenly Father, we lift You up this day and we rejoice! I humbly beseech You on behalf of every person that reads and prays this prayer. I thank You Father that You see each and every one as an individual and that their heart is touched to seek a closer relationship with You. Father, we pray that burdens are removed and yokes are destroyed because of the anointing. We pray Father that each and every one can receive peace in their spirits and that they can understand that they are spirits who live in a body and that they have a soul which is linked to their mind, their will and their emotions.

I pray for them and with them this day that their spirit man or woman will rise and take ascendancy in their lives. I ask You Father to send worthy laborers to cross their paths to interact with them and to minister to them. I thank You that when that happens they will be mindful of You and will not hesitate to give You the glory, the honor and the praise.

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Father, this day, our beloved has a need, sometimes great, sometimes seemingly small; yet that need is pressing upon their mind and their heart. If it is a burden to them, I’m asking You to receive that burden from them. Your Word says that we are to cast our cares upon You knowing that you can take it and that You can handle it and

Father, we are asking You to set them free from any bondage. In the authority of Jesus, we bind any spirits of confusion, error,
antichrist, evil, fear, heaviness or anything that exalteth itself against the knowledge of Christ and we loose Godly wisdom and peace in every situation. We declare that each person praying this prayer will remain in faith until they see victory in compliance with Your Word and Your will for their lives. Teach us to be willing and obedient to your command. In Jesus Name we pray; Amen.

Trusting in God (Thursday, July 19, 2007)

Prayer For Trusting in God

Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you today to bring you our Prayer petitions. We are concerned and challenged LORD but in the midst of it all, You were on our mind. The concerns that we speaks about are: (you fill in) _______________, ___________________, and ________________________.
Father, your Word says that we will be far from oppression and we should not fear terror for it shall not come near us. (Isa 54:14) You said that we would be established in righteousness. You said that if they gather together against us that they would surely fall. You said that no weapon formed against us shall prosper and that ANY tongue that rises against us; we would condemn. (Isa 55: 10-12)

You said for 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Father, you have not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and of love and a sound mind. Father, your Word says trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding so we put

our trust in you and will not go by what we can reason in our head but instead we will walk by faith and not by sight knowing that You will lead us beside the restful waters all the while refreshing our minds and emotions regarding these matters that confront and challenge us today.

We thank you Father for your love, your wisdom, Your guidance, Your peace, and we look to you for comfort because we love You and trust You. Your Word is a light unto our path and a lamp unto our feet. You said: Do not let your heart be troubled, (John 14: 26, You said my presence shall go with thee and I will give thee rest. You said I will compass thee about with favor as a shield, you said I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight, I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron. Thank you Father that we have great cause to rejoice in your Word and to delight herself/himself in You. In Jesus Name we ask and pray. AMEN.

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