Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 August 22

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8).

Today’s Morsel:  I am sorry to say that one of the things I am learning rather late in my life is how to ask for things and how to speak.  I have come to realize that how I present myself and my attitude when asking for something can make the difference in my receiving.  Even if I’m having to pay for what I ask for, my words and attitude can still make a difference.  I must always remember that I reflect Jesus in everything that I do.  I must reflect His character. If I go in demanding that something be done for me, or given on my timeline, it may not get done the way that I desire it to be done; and it may be given to me, and I may not like the way it is given.  However, if my words are right and my attitude is right when I ask, I may be shown a better way, given more then I asked for, obtain help with what I am doing, or even not have to pay for something that I ask for if it was going to cost me something originally.  Remember Solomon said that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).  And as my parents taught me, “You win more flies with honey than vinegar”.

Sing:  I was bound when I knelt at that old altar, but they said Jesus could meet every need; and when this prisoner finally touched Jesus, He set me free, praise the Lord, free indeed.
Touching Jesus is all that really matters, then your life will never be the same.  There is only one way to touch Him, just believe when you call on His name.

Thought For Today:  “You win more flies with honey than vinegar”.


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