When we do not have anyone else to talk to, we know that we can always talk to God in prayer. There are times when we talk to people, who may try to understand what it is we are going through, but the truth of the matter is they do not have a complete understanding of it, it is only God who knows fully what we are facing, and it is only God that can see us through what we are facing. When we go to God in prayer, we should not be ashamed to ask Him for exactly what we want and need, and trust that God will give us what we need. The Scripture reminds us that, Jabez prayed and asked God to bless Him, and to enlarge his territory; and to keep His hand on him, and to keep him from evil. And God granted him his prayer request. I encourage you today to ask God for what you need and for what you want. God is just waiting for you to ask Him for what you need and want so He can bless you. If you need a blessing in your life, ask God for it. If you need to be lifted in the midst of your storms, ask God to lift you. Whatever you need from God, just ask Him, and God will bless you. God may not answer the way you want Him to answer, and He may not answer you how you want Him to answer you, but rest assure that God will answer you, and give to you what is best for you in the season and situation that you are in. It is encouraging for me that I know that whatever I need that I can go to God and ask Him to bless me, keep me, hold me, and to keep evil from me, and God will grant me my request. Since I know I can always go to God with anything in prayer, I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Thank you Lord for being a prayer answering God. Thank you for always being there for me and allowing me to talk to you whenever I want to . Thank you for blessing me with all my needs and some of my wants. Thank you Lord for all you do for me. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY