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DAY 8 FRIDAY: JANUARY 2021

BE DEFINITE IN YOUR REQUESTS WITH THANKSGIVING!

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6).

It is highly unfortunate that so many Christians pray without being definite in their requests unto God in life. That is the reason why many Christians’ prayers are empty with vain repetitions in life. God expects your definite requests accompany with thanksgiving always in life. The Bible says in the opening text that be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants his requests to be definite with thanksgiving in life. Hence, a request that is definite and accompany with thanksgiving is absolutely a request that meets God’s requirement for answered prayer in life forever.

Jesus Christ gave us a vivid clear example of definite requests with thanksgiving in the Scriptures when He said in Matthew 7:7 thus, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Therefore asking, seeking and knocking are the key factors for definite requests in life. Whenever a Christian asks, seeks and knocks in prayer, he is making a definite request unto God in life. In fact, such request leads to open doors accompany with thanksgiving in life. Definite requests are requests with sincerity of purpose and motif before God in life. A life that is lived devoid of definite requests and accompany with thanksgiving is absolutely a life lived without purpose of sincerity in life forever.

Furthermore, definite requests are requests made by faith in the Lord. Such requests are always accompany with evidence and thanksgiving unto God in life. That is the reason why Jesus Christ said in Mark 11:23 thus, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” In fact, definite requests accompany with thanksgiving in life must be carried out by faith in the Lord. Therefore, every Christian should learn to be definite in his requests accompany with thanksgiving in life. A life that is lived in sincerity of purpose is absolutely a life that attracts God’s favor and blessings in life forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian should learn to be definite in his requests and always give thanks to God in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Immediately she came in with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter (Mark 6:25).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Jehovah Elohim! I receive Your grace and wisdom to always make definite requests accompany with thanksgiving all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of empty prayers and vain repetitions in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Philippians 4.           RBT: GENESIS 23-26