Today’s Reading: 1 Kings 13-14
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Key Verse: 1 Kings 14:22
Now Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, more than all that their fathers had done.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, the wheels of justice grind our deeds, as the saying goes, “exceedingly fine.” As Job 23:10 tells me, when You have tested me, may I “come forth as gold.” Grant me the grace to obey You as Job did, and most of all as Jesus, who lives within me, did. In His all-sufficient Name I pray, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
One story in my latest book is about my last grandson, Nathaniel Shaheen. The account is longer than I have space for here. You may be interested in ordering my book by calling Crossroads at 1-800-265-3100. He was born in the Hadassah hospital on Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, in November of 2000. A serious bowel restriction almost took his life at birth, but his Dad, Nizar, and his Grandma, Norma-Jean, took a handkerchief, poured oil on it, and had our tour group, who were visiting Israel at that time, lay hands on the cloth and pray. At least one of our group touched God, because as the hanky was laid on Nathaniel, he began to improve. Five months later, his mother, Ellen, travelled to Canada to visit us, and Nathaniel was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis. He was dying. He was rushed to McMaster Children’s Hospital for emergency surgery. As the surgeon came into the waiting room following the operation, I said, “Doctor, just before you tell us the results, take a look at the TV. There on the screen was a repeat of 100 Huntley Street which I had hosted earlier that day. The children in the studio audience were joining me in prayer for Nathaniel and his surgeon. Doctor Walton’s first words were, “Well it worked! I was able to remove the dead bowel tissue and connect perfect pink tissue. He will be fine.” Click here to see that video from 2001 (I want to thank Joan Rock of our Crossroads/CTS team for digging out the video from our archives).
Yours for knowing a personal God who cares about us all,
P.S. Below are photos of Nathaniel Shaheen as a baby and as a 14-year-old young man. Here, he was quarterback for his high school in Burlington, Ontario.
Praying David’s prayer, this morning. Happy 20th Birthday, Nathaniel Shaheen! I looked back to track your current age. Certain you are feeling the presence of your grandpa David, in heaven, with you, today. He must be very proud of you. His blessings upon you all, fellow saints in the Lord. May you have a beautiful day. Amen.
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. Ezra 3:11 NIV
Pat Barrett ~ Sing To The Lord (Banner) Lyrics
Amazing how God spoke directly to people and more amazing that some did not follow the directions that God gave. May we follow His leading to a “T”. (I just remembered that saying but I really don’t know what the “T” is)! We need to be wise & obedient, being aware of Satan’s intent to sidetrack us. Lord, please help us to see clearly and obey You. Amen
Amen. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for praying for all Your people as You prayed for Peter, that our faith would come forth as gold. In Jesus’s great name, amen