Does your soul thirst for the living God?
Hello, all Royal Prayer Guards and all those who continue with us!
Thank you for your continued efforts of effective prayer over the years! Thank you for your stability through the storms of life.
World Prayer Focus!
This prayer focus is directed for those in this unstable shifting world.
Isaiah 56:7 (AMP)
“for My house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
Worldly Offers and Thirst!
This world offers many things to enjoy. Not all are good!
People are thirsting for many things in this world. Not all are good!
Goals for believers!
Receive what Jesus offers and thirst for Him!
Memorize Psalm 42:1-2.
“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”
Memorize Matthew 5:6.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."
(1) What are you thirsting for?
(2) Are you thirsty for the living God?
(3) Who has top priority in your life?
Three Prayer Suggestions:
(Use these when praying for those without Jesus)
(1) See a need for the Savior. (Matthew 14:30)
(2) Have a thirst or yearning for the things of God. (Psalm 42:1-2)
(3) Read the Bible to discover God’s ways and thoughts. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)
Keep in mind one dangerous deception.
I have noticed over the years a dangerous deception. A person without Christ, who has plenty of everything, and everything is going great and have no need for Jesus!
Why would the devil bother such a person who is heading in the wrong direction?
In other words, why would the devil stop those heading over the cliff?
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. 13 Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief.”
Consider these portions of God's word.
Psalm 63:1-11 (NKJV)
1 "O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.
2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.
4 Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
6 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.
7 Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
8 My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
9 But those who seek my life, to destroy it, Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword; They shall be a portion for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him shall glory; But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped."
Related video and valuable material. Keep this in mind, that God does seek for the lost.
Luke 19:10 (AMP) (One example)
"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost."
However, I believe, once a person is born-again, God seeks or searches for those who are willing, obedient, and mature to advance His kingdom.
Jeremiah 17:10 (NKJV)
"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings."
John 4:23 (AMP)
"A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers."
Click here. Consider (Gideon) The book of Judges 7th chapter the 300 men.
Click here. Consider Matthew 20:16
Matthew 20:16 (NKJV)
“So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen."
Click here. Eight questions for spiritual maintenance!
Click here. More about searching.
Pastor Vince Marino
Royal Prayer Guards