The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘How much more will your Father who is in Heaven give what is good to those who ask Him?’ Matthew 7:11 NASB

The cross proves how much God loves you. ‘He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?’ (Romans 8:32 NASB) And ‘all things’ means all things! If it’s promised in God’s Word, it’s God’s will—so refuse to settle for less. But you must be single-minded in your approach or you won’t receive anything (see James 1:6–8). The psalmist said, ‘One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after.’ (Psalm 27:4 KJV) Tell God exactly what you want. And if you’re walking in obedience and seeking to please Him, be confident when you come before Him. ‘…if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God.’ (1 John 3:21 NIV) But be careful; guilt undermines faith! When you permit sin into your life you become uncomfortable in God’s presence, and it’s hard to believe for the results you want. So deal with it immediately. Miracles happen to the believing—so get back into a position where you can confidently believe God for the thing you need. He hasn’t changed His plans for your life. Circumstances and seasons change, but God’s promises are forever settled in Heaven and are always fulfilled’ (see Isaiah 40:8 and Psalm 119:89). Jesus said, ‘How much more will your Father who is in Heaven give what is good to those who ask Him?’ Note the words ‘what is good’. That sounds like another Bible promise. ‘No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.’ (Psalm 84:11 KJV) And if God says no, it’s because it wouldn’t be ‘good’ for you. Trust Him—He has something better in mind for you.

SoulFood: 1 Chr 16–18, Lk 12:49–59, Ps 119:41–48, Prov 21:1–3

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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