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The Pen And The Crackers

  • Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:31'33 WEB.

    One of the sweetest testimonies that I ever heard was from a missionary visiting our church. While flying out to the mission field on an airplane, she dug through her purse, trying to find a pen to make some notes with, but she couldn't find one. She was hungry because she hadn't had time to eat before the flight, and they didn't serve food on the plane. Normally she carried a pack of crackers with her for such a time, but that day she had none.

    The missionary had brought along one extra bible to give away, and when the plane landed, she started looking for a native to give it to. She eventually found a woman she could communicate with and offered her the bible as a gift. The woman burst into tears and then explained that she had been praying for a bible for an entire year. The grateful woman then looked through her purse for some money to give, but she only found a pen, and a pack of crackers, which she gave to the missionary.

    If it matters to you, it matters to God. He knows about the small things in your life that you wouldn't even pray about. When we get wrapped up in ourselves, we miss so much of what He has to offer. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matthew 6:33). Place the Lord at the center of your life, and things like this will automatically begin to happen. He has the pen and the crackers waiting.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord, I put You first today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord, I put You first today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Jan 27
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Jan 27
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Jan 27
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Jan 27
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Jan 27
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Tim Sickmeyer
Tim Sickmeyer

Great reminder.  We often sweat the small stuff or put God in a box.

Jan 27
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Jan 27
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, I love to see how you  Lord, work  through peopels lives for those who hear you. Amen Father!

Jan 27
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!! 

Jan 27
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Jan 27
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Yvette York
Yvette York

AMEN Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 27
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord, I put You first today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Jan 27
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord. Come close to me Jesus as I'm laying at the foot of the Cross. Forgive my sins and heal, restore me, my body for I'm limited serving You by circumstances. But You alone are God in my life. I rebuke anything in me that is of Satan. Help me overcome my flesh, my thoughts by the power of Your Spirit. Help me Jesus. I'm totally ineffective for You these days. Clense me Jesus. Lead me and guide me. I'm overwhelmed and feel lost. My sins are ever before me. Feels like I'm loosing the battle. Far to long  I allowed satan to come between us Father. I see that now. I failed so much trying to walk in the spirit, it was my flesh.  Forgive me please. Have mercy on me Lord. Save me Jesus for You are the only God I want in my life. Help me walk according to Your living word. Your word is true. I'm so tired of failing You. Seems like every decision I make is wrong no matter how earnest I am. I'm laying down at the foot of the Cross. In Jesus Christ Name 

Jan 27
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen 

Jan 27
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God help me Amen

Jan 27
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

I love this! God is so awesome!

Jan 27
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!

Jan 27
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jan 28
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

Jan 29
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Yes Lord,  I seek your face and a deeper relationship today and always. Amen thank you Jesus. Thank you Pastor Dion foe the word today.

Jan 31