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Daily Bread 3-27-18

The Sermon on the mount(cont'd)

Matthew 6:8

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

ref. - Ps 139:2 - Thou knows my downsizing and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

This scripture pertains to vain repititions when we pray, and those who use them. It clearly tells us that we are not to follow the many thousands and thousands who are being led to pray repetitive prayers and to ask over and over and over again for their requests. Many of these requests being lusts and wants rather than needs. It is not necessary as he can read the deep thoughts in the deepest recesses of our minds. As well he knows our needs far better than we know them ourselves. Many times we are caught up in praying for things that we want rather than asking God's will to be done in our situations. If we can just look at the next verses and understand that it is not the repitition, but the liberty given to God in our lives that is acceptable to him. So, rather than ask for this and ask for that, we will be instructed to give God the glory and the power and to turn our needs over to him. To ask him to have His way with our situations and have faith that he already knows our needs, we just need to willingly put him into control and be satisfied with the solution that he provides. After all, the one that programmed the machine surely knows what is in the programming. He also knows what information and what will keep the machine running. We are not machines but we are God's creation and he knows everything about every inch of our being. Put him in control and wait for the answers that we didn't even know existed. Our God is an awesome God and he will hear our prayers if we just repent and believe! Have a great day!!!

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