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An interesting story once came to my attention.
Rats panicked during the wicked cats’ prowl. As a last resort, the rats convened a strategy meeting and invited wise counsellors to discuss what they should do to handle the wicked cats’ attack.
A rat counselor said: I suggested that if an evil cat was chasing us, we should lead it to the mouse trap so that the mouse trap would kill it and it would not hurt us again. If the mouse trap killed the cat, we would not be at risk from it.
As another rat shouted, “Fire is the best way to burn it while it’s sleeping.”
A very respectful rat said, “Given that you have given such great advice, they can be quite dangerous.”. Cats should be hung with bells on their necks so that when they walk around, we scatter and flee.
Upon hearing this suggestion, the rats were delighted.
“But who can hang the bell for the evil cat? How can we hang it?” timidly asked one of the mice, not knowing what to do.
A sudden silence fell over the meeting when this question was asked.
Let’s pray today for Christian action. The Lord raises mighty warriors to act so that God’s people will not be like the mice in the story who talk all the time.
The Lord Jesus told me that if you know this, you will be blessed if you do it.
Lord, open the message of truth to me at this time so that I may hear it, remember it, and put it into practice. This will enable me to be blessed in what I do.
By my actions, I declare, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”.
In the eyes of the Lord, your servant Hezekiah did what was good, right, and faithful. And whatever he did, whether it was to do the works of the temple, keep the commandments of the Law, or seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and it went well.
Lord, I want to follow in the footsteps of the saints who were blessed.
As a result, I determined to do all I could from the heart, as if for the Lord rather than for people. It is Christ the Lord that we serve, and from Him, we shall receive the reward of the Foundation.
Lord, I will obey the Word, not just listen to it, deceiving myself. For you, Lord Jesus, have said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, yet it did not fall because it had its Foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash…
Please help me to be alert: For you said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
It is his sin when a man knows how to do good but does not. Give me courage: I will rise, this is my work, and the Lord will send me angels, the army of the Lord, and a people of God to help me.
Keep a close bond with the grace that was brought to you through Christ’s appearance and the Holy Spirit, praying and constantly begging, being alert and unwearied, and praying for all the saints.
Now, I walk in the name of the Lord: whatever I do or say or act, I do it in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving God the Father thanks and glory through Him. Amen.
- Praise God for Who He Is
- Thank God for What He Has Done
- Pray that You Remember God’s Love and Grace for You
- Pray That You Would Love Your Neighbors
- Talk to God About Someone in Need
- Pray for Someone Who Does Not Yet Know Jesus
- Pray That You Would Love Your Enemies
- Pray That You Would Give Your Time, Money and Energy
- Pray for Your Church or Christian Community
- Pray for Your City, Nation, and Civic Leaders
- Pray for Kindness
- Pray for Humility
- Pray for Teachability
- Pray for The Ability to Forgive
- Pray for Obedience
- Pray for Your Mind to Be Renewed
- Pray for Purity
- Pray for Responsibility
- Pray for Hope and Courage