Morning Encouragement for 12/14/2022

Good morning,

Having faith in someone or something is pretty easy until it or they must come through on their promise. Consider the family car, in the summer months, we are relatively sure the car is going to start up and keep running. However, let the temps drop to -20 and have 3’ of snow to contend with, do have the same faith in that car? When the car conks out ½ to work and needs to be towed, we start to think about trading the car in for another one and then we start dreaming about a new one. In the same way, when we ask the Father for something we really need. When things don’t work out like we think they will, we become dissatisfied sort of like what happened to Jonah in Ninevah. Understand this, faith does not make our problems go away, it helps us to deal with the issues and work through them. I encourage you today as you face your mountains to commit them to the Father in prayer and seek a pathway forward.

Verses: Jonah 3, Hebrews 11, Matthew 17:20

Famous Quote: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Father,

Help me to daily take the first step in everything I do and not lose faith when things go upside down. The reason you want us to overcome obstacles in our life is that we build up self-confidence and have the courage to face greater obstacles that will come in time. When your son Jesus left this earth in death he gave them the tools to deal with whatever the Devil may throw at them. In the same way, you give us all the tools we need to be successful and it is up to us to employ them or squander them. Help me to be a faithful servant today. I pray for my family that you will watch over them and keep them safe. I pray that you will continue to shake the world and its elected leaders so that they may be silenced before you. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand whom they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land with rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).

IHS
MK

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