Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.
Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.
A Sure Supply
Philippians 4:19New International Version (NIV)
19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
One lesson that Jesus would teach us is to have confidence that God answers every true petition. Skeptics may question it, humanists may deny it, and intellectuals may ridicule it. Yet here is Christ’s own promise: “If you abide in me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).
Does this verse mean that God gives us a blank check (so to speak) when we pray? Does he promise to give us anything we want, if we just keep asking? No. God loves us too much to answer prayers that are foolish or might harm us. But the closer we get to Him—the more we abide in Him and His word abides in us—the more we will desire what He desires, and the more our prayers will reflect His will.
The Bible promises, “No good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless” (Psalm 84:11, NIV). Trust that promise with all your soul.
Peace & Love