Day 36 of 40-Day Prayer Challenge
”Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” Matthew :20
The same God who helped George Müller raise tens of millions of dollars is the same God who helps us. And He’s the same God who can accomplish the plans and purposes He has put in your heart. If it’s God-ordained, it’s inevitable.
Few things are as inspiring as seeing childlike faith in a very old person. Simply taking God at His word. And when we take God at His word, God stands by His word.
One of the mistakes we make in reading history, whether biblical history or history in general, is thinking that those who lived before us were different from us. They weren’t. If God did it for them, He can do it for us. And if we do what they did in the Bible, I’m convinced that God will do what He did. Nothing has changed. God wants to renew His deeds in our day. But we need to pray the price.
The greatest legacy a person can leave is a complete surrender of their life to the lordship of Jesus Christ. If we don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on us. Take God at His promise as expressed by the psalmist: “No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” And these good things will pass from generation to generation and become great things. God will answer our prayers in the lives of offspring we won’t meet until the Father’s family reunion at the marriage supper of the Lamb. But every prayer we pray, every gift we give, every sacrifice we make, and every step of faith we take is an inheritance left to the next generation. And our prayers live on, long after we die, in their lives.
What we keep we ultimately lose; what we give away we ultimately get back.
July 21, 2018