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Sunday, February 28 2016

Who Ya Gonna Call Devotional!”

When a situation arises what is the first call you are going to make?  Here is where most people make their first mistake.  They forget about priorities in life.  The first call to make is to the Lord!  He can help you, give you wisdom & favor, more than anyone else.  Call on Him & answers will come!  You can count on Him, you have His Word on it.

Jeremiah 33 3Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know (fenced in {and} hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).-AMP).’” NKJV

“Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” NLT

“Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’” TMB 

“Ask me, and I will tell you things that you don’t know and can’t find out.” CEV

“…pray to me, and I will answer you. I will tell you important secrets you have never heard before.’” NCV

Why are we trying to FIGURE out things on our own?  Call on the Lord & He WILL ANSWER you and show you things you never even considered!  He was there at the beginning & He will be there at the end (or consummation of all things).  

Revelation 1 11…I am the Alpha and the Omega (the A to Z), the First and the Last,”…” NKJV

Revelation 22 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” NKJV

In gaining answers from God we need TWO things:  Wisdom & Favor!

  1. We Need WISDOM!

Psalms 111 10Respect and obey the Lord!  This is the first step to wisdom and good sense…” CEV

So HOW is your relationship to God?  This may be the real NEED!

James 1 5If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won’t correct you for asking.” CEV 

What is WISDOM?  It is know WHAT to do with WHAT you know.  You don’t just need KNOWLEDGE; you need wisdom which is the practical application of knowledge.  

  1. We Need FAVOR!

What we need is FAVOR not a favor.  We need the FAVOR of God or DIVINE favor.  We don’t just need to ASK God for a FAVOR but we need to begin to be aware of and walk in the FAVOR of God!

We see this favor with MaryLuke 1 30Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God (blessed by both God and people.-TMB).’” NKJV

And we see this favor with JesusLuke 2 52And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men (favor-charis: divine influence upon the heart-HGD; reward, benefit-Thayer’s).” NKJV

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.” NRSV

Now, after you’ve made this FIRST call you are ready to make all the following calls.  Now you have DIVINE favor working for you and you can operate in WISDOM.  When you begin to gain knowledge you can know WHAT to do with WHAT you know.  You can APPLY that knowledge in any given situation!

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