Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Today’s Reading: Matthew 3-4

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Sunrise over the Galilee. It’s a new day and a new beginning for 100words.ca. Now is the opportunity to begin with thousands of others this two-year journey through the world’s runaway bestseller, the Bible. I’ve proven that in the one-year journey, approximately 70% don’t complete reading every word in the Bible!!! But in the two-year commitment at least 70-75% actually succeed at the challenge of reading every word!!!

 

Key Verses: Matthew 3:14 & 4:19

“I have need to be baptised by You and are You coming to me?”… “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”

 

Later in Matthew 11:2-15 Jesus says, “There has not been one greater than John the Baptist.” Such a great man needed Jesus!

What was the evidence of John’s greatness?

(1) A great message! “Repent!” Turn from your own way and go God’s way (Matthew 3:2).

(2) Humility! He did not consider himself a great personality, just a “VOICE!” (Matthew 3:3).

(3) John recognized his own need. “I have need to be baptised by You” (Matthew 3:14).

John the Baptist, according to Luke’s Gospel, was named by an angel. His birth was prophesied in advance, and he was eventually beheaded because of his stand for Truth. What a great man! Yet he confessed to Jesus, “I need You.” THIS IS GREATNESS!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY: 

Jesus, John needed You, and I need You desperately! I’m confident that, as the Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 4:19, “God shall supply all your need, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” I pray for the grace of Your daily supply! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Watching TV or reading newspapers, I have from time to time talked back to the screen toward the person whose troubles have just been exposed, “YOU NEED JESUS!” 

His timing may not be to our liking. I remember the singer Jimmy McDonald saying on the 100 Huntley Street TV show, that there are four ways God answers prayer:

  1. NO (It’s not the best for you, at least at the present time).
  2. GROW (We must change first in order to handle wisely the answer to our prayers).
  3. SLOW (Circumstances must change first. God is committed to working within the free will of others).
  4. GO (This is God’s “YES!” and we can expect results soon).

Listen very carefully and you will hear God’s answer.

Yours with much love,

David

P.S. Please commit to following along with me for the next 730 days, providing God gives the graces of continuity, consistency, and what I like to call, plain old sanctified stubbornness…the determination to “never, never, never give up!” Those five words made up the entire content of a school graduation speech made by the “Man of the Century” (20th), Winston Churchill!!!

 

11 thoughts on “Tuesday, June 5, 2018

  1. I hadn’t realized before that John was named by the angels! (always something new – and I’v been with the blog everyday since the first day! Always something new to gleen.

    • I think it is awesome when Elizabeth met Mary, a baby jumped inside the womb……God was the author of it all……so amazing!
      Blessings to all……

  2. Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men is a wonderful calling and is given to every believer by our Lord. Lord use us all to bring others into the Kingdom of God.

    • I’ve always found it amazing that God uses very simple ways to share the Gospel with others…….food, help in times of trouble,pray for one another and many more……

  3. Thank you Ron and Ann for continuing this blog, of your fathers. I have been blessed over the years in reading it and also in watching the 100 Huntley Street programming. I believe I’ve been following the ministry since the late 70’s.
    God bless all of you and the present Team.

  4. “Thank you Ron and Ann for continuing this blog, of your fathers. I have been blessed over the years in reading it…”borrowing Diane’s words.I think I am ‘hooked on David’.I could say “100 Words” but it is David’s personality,in words and videos,that bring it all together.Thanks again Ron and Ann for blessing us with ‘perpetuating’ (I hope that is the right word) 100 Words.God bless

  5. please pray for me,needing the Lord to grant me a BIG financial break,desire to clear debts,help family/friends/missions;get upgrades done in my home;spend time serving others, just by buying coffee for some,inviting them to the park for music,make snacks for others,I am so thankful that Lord removed smokes/alcohol from me and gave me swimming from a broken leg;gave me a car last year;sent a plumber who fixed the plugged pipe, this could have been very serious Thank you Lord,I pray that no harm comes to me or my family;my neighbourhood;congregation; Thank you Lord for all the blessings of this day….in Jesus Name

    Pray for Ken, his son passed away in England,only 22 years old,maybe previous medical condition; pray that the Lord will reveal Himself to this family…..pray for the Word of God to be spoken to this family; pray their hearts will be open to receive the Good News! amen

  6. Without hesitation, Peter and Andrew and James and John, dropped everything they were doing and followed Jesus; when He said “follow Me”!

    I pray Lord God that many more who have not answered Your call; that they would hear You calling them; and would drop everything and follow You. Amen!!

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