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ASSEMBLIES OF GOD EVANGEL DAILY MEAL SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2019 TOPIC: DYING TO SELF

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1 year 9 months ago #7784 by Goodness Kap
EVANGEL DAILY MEAL

Saturday 26 January 2019

TOPIC: DYING TO SELF

MEMORY VERSE:
"i am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live yet not l, but Christ Iiveth in me
and the life which i now live in the flesh i live by faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20).

Today's Text:
Matthew 7:7-11
James 4:3

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Mark 4:1-20
Isaiah 11-13

MESSAGE:

One of the reasons people do not receive their blessings from God despite persistent prayers center on their personal or selfish needs
alone. This is in contrast with Paul's cognisant assertion in Galatians, which should guide our prayer life thus :"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless l live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh l live by faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."

If our preoccupation is all about us, our interests will never agreewith the interest of God. He will never grant us what we want if we ask for things that conflict with His laws. God cannot contradict Himself. So, He won't break His own laws to grant our requests.

Author Philip Yancy once said, "If God does not want something forme, I should not want it either. Spending time in meditative prayer, getting to know God, helps align my desires with God's. "Cindi McMenamin says, "If you're all about you, and what God is or isn't giving you, God might be choosing not to bless your life until youbecome all about Him. When you die to self, your focus won't be
on whether or not you're being blessed, but on how to be a blessingto God."

CONTROLLING THOUGHTS
Our prayers are more meaningful when they are focused more on meeting God's needs and bringing glory to Him.

PRAYER
Father, take away self from me and help me to glorify You in my desires.

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