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2/21/2008

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God Delights To Answer Prayer

"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" (Matthew 7:11).

Regular readers, please see a special note for you at the foot of this devotional.*

When Michele was eleven, her best friend left their school to go to a different school. Michele's class was small, and she didn't feel close to any of the other three girls in the class. She wanted so much to have a best friend that she could talk to.

That summer before sixth grade, Michele's mom said, "Why don't you pray that God will send a new girl to your class next year to be your close friend?" She took her mom's advice and started praying. But she didn't have much faith. Where would a new girl come from? And even if a new girl did come, would she really want to be her friend? Michele dreaded the beginning of the new school year, because she didn't believe God would answer her prayer.

Then in August, a new girl named Kelly and her family started coming to Michele's church. God had moved her all the way to Kansas from the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean! That fall, Kelly was in Michele's sixth grade class. She was so cheerful and friendly that it was easy for Michele to get to know her. They quickly became best friends and went through the rest of high school together. They even attended the same college for four years, and still keep in touch today.

Michele would tell you now that God delights to answer the prayers of His children. It brings Him glory when we ask and truly depend on Him for things we need. If we ask for things that are good for us, He is pleased to give them to us at just the right time. But sometimes He goes beyond giving us what we ask for. Often, His gifts are better than anything we could have asked for or even imagined. And His gifts are always the best thing for us.

God delights to answer the prayers of His children.

My Response:
» What am I praying for?
» Am I praying with faith that God will answer in the best way?

* Dear Reader,
On behalf of Kids 4 Truth, I apologize that this devotional is so similar to the one posted a week ago, which is an un-edited version of the same thing. We are very sorry that this happened, and it was difficult to fix because the mistake was caught after the audio was recorded. This February 21st version is the newer, edited devotional.
~ Joy McCarnan, K4T Executive Editor






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The Mighty God - El Gibbor
Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

 

Question & Answer

QCan a Christian become perfect in this life?

A  No, because Christians must still fight against the flesh. But even though a Christian cannot gain perfect freedom from all sin in this life, increasing Christlikeness and fellowship with Christ should be his goal. Romans 7:21 – "I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me."

 

BIG Christian Word

Incarnation - (in'kar'na-shun)

The word "incarnation" does not appear in Scripture but it refers to the fact that Jesus was God in human flesh. The "incarnation" was the act of God the Son whereby he took to himself a human nature. (John 1:1) "In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and theWord was God."