SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/14/15- “We Get What We Ask For And What’s Best For Us, When It’s What He Wants For Us!” (1 John 5:14-15)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/14/15- “We Get What We Ask For And What’s Best For Us, When It’s What He Wants For Us!” (1 John 5:14-15)
Premise Question: Do we, can we, as children of The Most High, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, get and have what we ask of Him?
“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” (1 John 5:14-15 NLT)
This is the certain certitude, that we confidently possess, being fully assured, with extraordinary courage, as we draw near, even extremely close, to the very manifest presence, of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty: it’s knowing that if we make a request, that is entirely congruent with His divine design, perfect purpose and wonderful plan for our lives, which pleases Him, then, He is pre-disposed to incline His ear and heart towards us and listens with rapt attention. And, because we are not in the dark, or unaware of the fact that He listens to us, when we offer up our petitions, requests and entreaties, that are pleasing to Him; then, no matter what we request, we are already fully assured of having all that we have requested of Him! (1 John 5:14-15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Oh what a blessing it is for us and others, when our requests of The LORD are pleasing to Him, because they fulfill His divine purpose and wonderful plan for our lives and the lives of others. It’s also wonderful knowing, that when we ask anything, according to His will, we have it, for it is already a work in progress and is part of the necessary process. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/01/15- “All Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The LORD, Are Near And Most Dear To Him!” (Psalms 145:18-19)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/01/15- “All Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The LORD, Are Near And Most Dear To Him!” (Psalms 145:18-19)
Premise Question: When one is close to being in panic mode, having a strong desire, with a huge sense of urgency, to be close to The LORD, attempting to seek, approach, or call upon The Name of The LORD, while in the midst of experiencing deep despair and distressing desperation, absolutely in dire straights of needing to be helped and rescued by Him; what kind of attitude and mind set will assure that one gets the attention and help that is so desperately required and needed, and that, in fact, can only come from Him?
“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.” (Psalms 145:18-19 NLT)
The LORD, whom is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, draws close by, coming alongside, right next to, all those who, with a sincere heart, filled with integrity and truth, will call upon The LORD; for all who do, are near and most dear to Him. He, The LORD, joyfully gives and satisfies every need, as well as, fulfilling the deepest desires, of all those who will give Him all the honor and the glory, all the praise and all the worship, in reverential awe, that’s due Him. The LORD Himself, inclines His ear, by intently leaning towards and listening to the desperate lamenting and most grievous cries for help, that come from the depths of all those who are suffering deep within their souls; saving and delivering them out of all of their sorrow and from their distressing desperation and disconsolate despair. (Psalm 145:18-19 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Any seeking, approaching or calling upon The Name of The LORD, for any reason, desperate need or not, must always be done with an authentically sincere heart, that’s full of integrity and truth and accompanied by humility and contriteness. One must exhibit a child-like believing faith, that simply trusts, with sure implicitly and an expectant and voracious hope, that is earnestly expressed and requested, as a prayer of importunity, unto The LORD. One must also be desperate for Him and His presence, by searching and seeking Him only, with their whole heart, mind, and strength; desiring to draw ever closer to Him, knowing that in so doing, He will reciprocate and draw ever closer to them, even coming along beside them, hearing their distressing desperation cries for help and seeing their disconsolate despair, and then, responding to them, each, according to their needs, and then, ultimately rescuing them from their disparaging and utterly hopeless plight! Put your faith and confidence, place your hope and trust, in The LORD; for He is always going to be close to those who call upon His Name! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/26/15- “The LORD Hears My Voice, When I Call Upon His Name For Mercy!” (Psalms 116:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/26/15- “The LORD Hears My Voice, When I Call Upon His Name For Mercy!” (Psalms 116:1-2)
Premise Question: In what ways can and should we, The Company of The Redeemed, respond to The LORD’s wonderful expressions of His acts of mercy, gracious favor and His loving kindness shown towards us?
“I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!”
(Psalms 116:1-2 NLT)
I profoundly, with all of my affections, strongest desires and certain sure intentions, love The LORD GOD Almighty, with my whole heart, body and soul; for He, The LORD GOD Almighty Himself, inclines His ear towards the direction and sound of my desperate cry and plea for His kind, considerate and compassionate, divine favor of forbearance, to be shown towards me, which He, without fail, definitely always does. Because He, The LORD GOD Almighty, pays close rapt attention, carefully listening to my entreaty every time I call upon Him; I will therefore, continually offer up my supplications, requests and prayers to Him, when I’m in need of assistance, for as long as I have breath and continue to live. (Psalms 116:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Here are just some of the ways, expressions and actions we can take and do, in response to The LORD’s expressions of acts of mercy, gracious favor and His loving kindness shown towards us. We can and should be praying to Him, not only for ourselves and our own interests, but interceding and praying on behalf of others and their specific needs and interests. We ought to be singing songs about His magnificent mercies shown towards us and all of humankind. We can prepare and make declarative proclamations about His loving kindness. We should abandon ourselves in exultation, high praise and worship to Him; glorifying and magnifying His Name, by testifying about His marvelous acts and wonderful deeds with others. We should and can share His love, compassion, mercy, loving kindness and gracious favor, by clearly saying, then displaying and showing it towards others. We should, with heartfelt thanksgiving and gratitude, be completely thankful to The LORD for all that He has done, is doing and shall yet do! We can follow Him and then lead others to Him. We can do this by helping others as He, The LORD, has, is and will continue to help us. We need to be faithful, reliable, dependable and totally trustworthy, towards and with others, as He, The LORD, is towards and with us. Finally, we need to be patient and long suffering, inclining and bending ourselves towards others, with great compassion, by being willing to listen to them, and then following through, by doing all that we can, with The LORD’s help and aid, to help them in their plight. Thank The LORD, that He indeed does hear our cries for mercy! We must remember this: Mercy is shown to the merciful! Blessings…
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