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August 27, 2016

Praying in God’s Provision

by Dennis Rouse
Matthew 6:9-13 NKJIn this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed beYour name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is inheaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, aswe forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliverus from the evil
Sermon Notes

Matthew 6:9-13 NKJ
In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be
Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as
we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver
us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the
glory forever. Amen.
Matthew 6:11 NKJ
Give us this day our daily bread.
James 4:2-3 NLT
You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You
are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and
wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you
want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you
don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what
will give you pleasure.
Matthew 7:7-11 NKJ
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it
will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who
seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is
there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being
evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will
your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Principles of God’s Provision:

  1. Believe it’s God’s will for you to prosper
    Ecclesiastes 9:16 NKJ
    Then I said: “Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless the poor
    man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.”
    Psalm 35:27 NKJ
    Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause;
    and let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, who has
    pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to
    prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
    Deuteronomy 28:1-4 NKJ
    “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord
    your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I
    command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above
    all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you
    and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
    Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the
    country. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your
    ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and
    the offspring of your flocks.”
    Deuteronomy 28:8-10 NKJ
    “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and
    in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land
    which the Lord your God is giving you. The Lord will establish you as
    a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the
    commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. Then all
    peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the
    Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.”
    3 John 1:2 NKJ
    Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health,
    just as your soul prospers.
  2. Have the right motive in your heart
    Deuteronomy 8:7-17 NKJ
    “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of
    brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and
    hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and
    pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land in which you will
    eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land
    whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper.
    When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your
    God for the good land which He has given you. Beware that you do
    not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His
    judgments, and His statues which I command you today, lest—when
    you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and
    dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your
    silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;
    when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God who
    brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who
    led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery
    serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water;
    who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who fed you in the
    wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He
    might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the
    end—then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand
    have gained me this wealth.’”
    Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJ
    “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives
    you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which
    He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
  3. Diligent balanced work habits
    2 Thessalonians 3:10 NIV
    For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one
    who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
    Proverbs 12:24 NKJ
    The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced
    Proverbs 10:4 NIV
    Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
    Proverbs 24:30-34 NKJ
    I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man
    devoid of understanding; and there it was, all overgrown with thorns;
    its surface was covered with nettles; its stone wall was broken down.
    When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received
    instruction: a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to
    rest; so shall your poverty come like a prowler, and your need like an
    armed man.
  4. Trust God’s principle of sowing and reaping
    Galatians 6:7 NKJ
    Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows,
    that he will also reap.
    Proverbs 3:5-10 NKJ
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own
    understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct
    your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and
    depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your
    bones. Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits
    of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your
    vats will overflow with new wine.
    Malachi 3:10-11 NKJ
    “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My
    house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not
    open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such
    blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will
    rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the
    fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the
    field,” says the Lord of hosts…
  5. Be specific and pray in your harvest
    John 15:7 NKJ
    “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 15:8 NKJ
    “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be
    My disciples.”
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