Topic: He Gives Perpetually [DCLM Daily Manna 28 June 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Nehemiah 2:1-8 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah; And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me”(Nehemiah 2:7,8).
Everything we need for the abundant life and for eternity has been promised to us by God in His holy word. He leaves us no excuse for not having the fullness of blessing heaven can provide for us.
In the text, Nehemiah, for the good of fatherland, asked king Artaxerxes for permission to go to Judah to build it. No sooner had this primary request been granted than he presented a number of others that were supposed to make the first approval worthwhile. His bold and courageous faith was honoured as he had all his requests granted by the king.
Although, God does not answer every prayer, if we ask anything according to His promise, if we ask for His glory and for His kingdom sake, He answers.
We are in danger of playing into the hands of our enemy, the devil, if, when we lack solution to our needs and problems in life, we feel our requests to God are more than we deem moderate. God never reprimands us for the frequency or the great number of our requests as men often do. He rather chides us for our unbelief. God wants us to ask, but in faith. He gives not much of His blessings if we do not ask, but the best of His blessings for our lives we may have just for the asking.
It is one of our privileges as Christians that we may not only go to God for what we daily need, but that whenever a particular emergency or difficulty arises, we may bring that particular thing before His throne, and we have the assurance that He will hear us.
Therefore, if you want to receive and keep on receiving, then pray and He will do it.
Thought For The Day: In God only is the fullness of all blessings.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.