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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Luke 11:5-13 KJV
(5) And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
(6) For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
(7) And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
(8) I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
(9) And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
(10) For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
(11) If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
(12) Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? (13) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Over the years of seeing president leaders come and go, some came seeking wealth and fame, while others come for the purpose to make a change in our world. Yet it is not the humble attitude of outward show that makes a president appear to make change it is his actions. God in his wisdom desires to give good things to his children when they ask. Yet what is it that we seek. Are we seeking gold and wealth or something that by all means will help us prosper.

If I go to school and make excellent grades I will excel in life in the subject and area I was trained in, unless my personality, social skills or something else does not blend in with what I trained for. There many factors of will you make the grade as far as training. If in military if you can not get through boot training you will never be a good soldier. If a teacher can not make it through the first day of school, they will probably never make it as a teacher. If you work in an office and can not do all the job demands there maybe some levels of training, but if hired for a particular task and you can not make the grade you will not be working in that place very long.

To get into heaven is not about your ability, but about faith and believing in Christ for what He already accomplished for you and I. Yet God does more then save our soul. God gives to His children when they ask they things they need to get through this life. Who gives a snake to a child, only evil parents, or kin folk. Yet there is a point God gives the Holy Spirit to His children to whosoever ask. The Holy Spirit enables a person in life to do many great things. There were people in the Old Testament that God enabled to learn special works of different metals and wood to create a special design for His Temple. God also enabled those that became king of Israel to lead His people. Solomon asked for wisdom, when God told him he would give him anything he asked for. Solomon needed wisdom to lead His people.

The Holy Spirit is a gift God gives to enable His people in whatever task is before them according to His will and purpose. God uses our talent to enable us to work and produce and be productive in every aspect of our life. Only a parent would destroy their children’s future or plans in life. Yet there are many bad parents that are amazed at what God does with their children. Knowing full will they did not teach their children how to do something, or teach to achieve certain goals. Parents can teach certain skills, but they can not make a child learn.

It is not impossible to achieve dreams with God, but one has to realize God wants to use your talents. David was a shepherd boy and learn first to lead animals and then people. What are you asking God to enable you to do. Would it be better to ask what He needs you to do today. Sometimes what we are seeking of God is not what He needs us to do. I meet a person once that said she got in a prayer line seeking God for what she could do. The minister wife told her they need someone to raise money for the church. All I could think was did she get in the wrong prayer line. Then I began to think about Aaron collecting gold and stuff for different parts of the tabernacle in the desert. What I have to ask did you the job you wanted from God or the one He needed. The truth of the matter is what your church needs and what you able to do may not be the same. Yet God by His Spirit has the power to enable you to do the work within the church, or outside the church. God has the ability to enable you in your daily needs as well. Are you obeying God and seeking His will for your life. Are you asking God for the good gift of His Spirit to enable you. The Holy Spirit is one gift God grants to His children, but it not for their pleasure, but for His glory and honor.

Dear Heavenly Father grow up your people to do the work you have need of. Giving us first a heart of desire to do for not just ourselves but others. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:2 Chronicles 1:11 KJV
(11) And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:

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