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Devotional - Friday, June 16, 2017 167/198

Today's Scripture: "I paced about as though he were my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother." Ps 35:14

5823. Concern without action is an opportunity missed. JG


See it.

Floor of tears, ceiling of brass

Live it.

Our local market uses an old concept in a new way. Food items are selected on-line and orders are placed to be picked up at the store at a time suitable to the customer. The order is then brought to the car and the ticket is paid without you ever getting out of your car. That sounds revolutionary, but my mom experienced the same thing over fifty years ago. Orders could be placed over the phone to the neighborhood market. The only difference was a ticket was signed when goods were delivered to the front door of your house and the bill was paid monthly rather with every transaction. Still, the current trend fits the mobile lifestyle and feeds the need to get exactly what we want exactly when we want it.

While prayer is the means a believer can ask God for anything, most will tell you that God is faithful to give us what we need without begging for it. Our problem is thinking we have a need when we don't. We think things should turn out as we expect, but God is working not to satisfy our desire but His plan. Our desire should be to advance His plan, not our expectation. That means sacrificing what we think we need for the sake of seeing others blessed. When that becomes answered prayer to us, we have learned to pray as Jesus does.

Pray it.

My heart is overflowing with thanks, God, for the opportunity to see what You will do today.


Keywords: Prayer; Intercession; Expectation

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2017)
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