Saturday, August 31, 2013

Finding Joy Through Jesus

My Utmost For His Highest
‘Living a full and overflowing life does not rest in bodily health, in circumstances, nor even in seeing God’s work succeed, but in the perfect understanding of God, and in the same fellowship and oneness with Him that Jesus Himself enjoyed. But the first thing that will hinder this joy is the subtle irritability caused by giving too much thought to our circumstances. Jesus said, “. . . the cares of this world, . . . choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful” (Mark 4:19). And before we even realize what has happened, we are caught up in our cares.’ CHAMBERS
The spiritual fruit – Joy is the result of a deep confidence in God that is produced through an abiding relationship with Jesus. (John 15:4)  “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” Nurturing … fortifying our relationship with Jesus is what should be most important in our lives, but very often it is what we tag on as we find the time to include Him or are faced with some trial.
Our seeking Him should be proactive not reactive. That means we should see Jesus as crucial to every aspect of our lives and so each day begins with strengthening our connection to the Vine.  The alternative which is probably the most common course of action is to wait until something happens and then we seek Him out.
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Friday, August 30, 2013

It Wasn't Me It Was Him!

My Utmost For His Highest
‘If you keep your relationship right with Him, then regardless of your circumstances or whoever you encounter each day, He will continue to pour “rivers of living water” through you (John 7:38). And it is actually by His mercy that He does not let you know it. Once you have the right relationship with God through salvation and sanctification, remember that whatever your circumstances may be, you have been placed in them by God. And God uses the reaction of your life to your circumstances to fulfill His purpose, as long as you continue to “walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:7).’ CHAMBERS
John 15:5 “I am the Vine and you are the branches ..apart me from you can do nothing”  Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ .. Christ lives in me … I live by faith”  These verses tell us that we must be connected to Jesus.  Our new life is in Him.  Life is not about what I can do since I am a Christian, but about what God can do through me, because I am a Christian … as I am connected to the Vine.
What I find remarkable is that God, who can do anything, chooses to work out His purposes through us.  Who knows why … only God does.  As you face life today .. keep this in mind … you do not have to face life alone … you are a child of the King and He knows what you face and is more than able and willing to help you through it.
“He is Able” Maranatha
“He is able more than able…To accomplish what concerns me today. He is able more than able …To handle anything that comes my way.  He is able more than able …To do much more than I could ever dream.  He is able more than able …To make me what He wants me to be"
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

You Gotta Have Faith!

My Utmost For His Highest
‘As soon as I say, “I believe ’God shall supply all [my] need,’ ” the testing of my faith begins (Philippians 4:19). When my strength runs dry and my vision is blinded, will I endure this trial of my faith victoriously or will I turn back in defeat?’ CHAMBERS
Life is a test … a test of faith … Imagine yourself in a situation where the odds are against you, the opponent is much stronger … that would be life … we are  always faced with issues that are bigger than we are … but God is on your side … if God is for us, who [or what] can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
The question in Romans is a wonderful one .. but for it to have value, you must have faith.  You must look to God.  The cripple at the gate, the cripple at the pool, the blind man, the woman in the crowd who touched the hem of Jesus’ robe … what was common? They looked to God and believed.  Does that sound too simple, too easy?  Actually it is not so simple .. not so easy .. why?  Because you have to trust God and not yourself.  It is funny that way … we face the impossible .. worry that there is nothing we can do .. yet will not trust God to help us .. the God who can do more than we can ask or imagine.
“Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face.  And the things of earth (all that you worry about) will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace”.
Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Praying Matters

My Utmost For His Highest
‘[…]When a person is born again from above, the life of the Son of God is born in him, and he can either starve or nourish that life. Prayer is the way that the life of God in us is nourished. Our common ideas regarding prayer are not found in the New Testament. We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. […] To say that “prayer changes things” is not as close to the truth as saying, “Prayer changes me and then I change things.” God has established things so that prayer, on the basis of redemption, changes the way a person looks at things. Prayer is not a matter of changing things externally, but one of working miracles in a person’s inner nature.’ CHAMBERS
We understand our Christian faith in terms of our culture, affluence and technology. What I mean is that as Americans Christians who may have 5 or 6 Bibles in the house, we believe that in order to live the “normal” Christian life, you must have a Bible … and more is better.  (and frankly many believe it is not the ‘reading’ but the ‘having’ that is most important) But what does that mean for people who can’t read or who don’t have access to a Bible?  Are they denied that life? Did they get the spiritual short end of the stick?  If we share the Gospel with a person in a remote village and they accept Jesus, what happens when we leave that village?  What is it that they have that will help them with their new life?  The answer is prayer.
In our practice, we have relegated prayer as a means to start something or to end something.  But prayer is a vital link in our relationship with God.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
God has equipped us for relationship with Him.  He gave us His Spirit who helps us .. even to pray … He has given us His Son who intercedes on our behalf … He has adopted us as His children and given us entrance to His presence. Those are spiritual truths and we don’t need to know how to read or have a Bible to experience them.  Having a Bible and being able to read it is a huge blessing … but prayer is no less powerful … James 5:16-18 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Where is the love?

My Utmost For His Highest
‘If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. “If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:23). The moment you forsake the matter of sanctification or neglect anything else on which God has given you His light, your spiritual life begins to disintegrate within you. Continually bring the truth out into your real life, working it out into every area  […]’ CHAMBERS
Backslidden, carnal Christian, fallen away from the faith …. There are a number of terms that describe the condition … you may continue to do the same things … speak the same words … but your heart has grown hard toward spiritual things … The Lord has become like th old pair of shoes you have in the closet.  The only time you think about them is when you see them and then you have no desire to put them on … you just make a note that they are there . .gathering dust.  The affection is gone.
1 Corinthians 3:2-3,9,16 ‘I [Paul] fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? […] For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. […]Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?’
Draw near to God … For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8)
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Monday, August 26, 2013

No Jesus - No Peace -- Know Jesus - Know Peace

My Utmost For His Highest
‘With regard to the problem that is pressing in on you right now, are you “looking unto Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2) and receiving peace from Him? If so, He will be a gracious blessing of peace exhibited in and through you. But if you only try to worry your way out of the problem, you destroy His effectiveness in you, and you deserve whatever you get. We become troubled because we have not been taking Him into account. When a person confers with Jesus Christ, the confusion stops, because there is no confusion in Him. Lay everything out before Him, and when you are faced with difficulty, bereavement, and sorrow, listen to Him say, “Let not your heart be troubled . . .” (John 14:27).’ CHAMBERS
What is it that is stressing you right now? Uncertainty is very likely at the center of whatever the issue is.  What is going to happen, how you can possibly do something, whatever it is … God may not save you from it .. but He will see you through it.  Jesus said to come to Him and He will give you rest … to cast all your cares on Him … not to worry … but trust God … You have been called into a supernatural life … What God does in us and through us is beyond man’s reasoning … We must stop thinking about God in the context of what we can understand … and experience God in the context of faith and in light of His revelation in His Word.
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Does Jesus Have Your Heart?

My Utmost For His Highest
‘But as soon as we do totally surrender, abandoning ourselves to Jesus, the Holy Spirit gives us a taste of His joy. The ultimate goal of self-sacrifice is to lay down our lives for our Friend (see John 15:13-14). When the Holy Spirit comes into our lives, our greatest desire is to lay down our lives for Jesus. Yet the thought of self-sacrifice never even crosses our minds, because sacrifice is the Holy Spirit’s ultimate expression of love.’  CHAMBERS
In Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus says to love God and love others are the two greatest commandments and upon which all the law is hinged. Romans 12:1 says we should offer ourselves as living sacrifices. Galatians 2:20 says we have been crucified with Christ. John 15:13 says that the greatest expression of love is to lay down your life for your friends.
What is your personal take on your life of faith?  Where is your focus? On your personal comfort or personal commitment?  I have heard church members debate over issues from the color of the church carpet to the color of the person’s skin that will be welcomed in the church. Do think God is pleased with that?  I really don’t think those people cared what God thought … We make choices every day about whom we will serve that day … God or ourselves … A church can be beautifully decorated and be spiritually dead … if you say you love God and hate your brother, you are a liar … so the Word of God says.
Surrender everything to Jesus … let the love of God shine through you … stop demanding so much from others and love them instead … love them the way Jesus loves you … Love the Father the way Jesus does   Galatians 2:20 “Christ lives in me and the life that I now live, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me.”
(Lord You Have My Heart)
“Lord you have my heart And I will search for yours Jesus take my life and lead me on
Lord you have my heart And I will search for yours Let me be to you a sacrifice
And I will praise you Lord And I will sing of-love come down And as you show your face We'll see your glory here”
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Clean Hands and Clean Heart

My Utmost For His Highest
‘I am a child of God only by being born again, and as His child I am good only as I “walk in the light” (1 John 1:7). For most of us, prayer simply becomes some trivial religious expression, a matter of mystical and emotional fellowship with God. We are all good at producing spiritual fog that blinds our sight. But if we will search out and examine the evidence, we will see very clearly what is wrong— a friendship, an unpaid debt, or an improper attitude. There is no use praying unless we are living as children of God.’ CHAMBERS
When we ask God in prayer, rarely do you examine our hearts before hand.  For some reason we think that it doesn’t matter what I have done or thought, I can come to God with sin in my heart … you may not want to consider it sin .. maybe you have labeled as something else .. like “that is just the way I am” or “I can’t help myself”, or “they deserved it” … but we apparently think that the Holy God of heaven will overlook it and welcome us in to hear our plea.
Why would you think that?  Examine your heart before you pray … In a small way it is like your children coming to the dinner table with dirty hands.  You send them back to first wash their hands … in the same way .. first cleanse your heart .. confess your sin … approach God with clean hands and a clean heart.
Psalm 24:3-4 “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart....."
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Friday, August 23, 2013

A Private Conversation with Your Father

My Utmost For His Highest
‘Prayer is an effort of the will. After we have entered our secret place and shut the door, the most difficult thing to do is to pray. We cannot seem to get our minds into good working order, and the first thing we have to fight is wandering thoughts. The great battle in private prayer is overcoming this problem of our idle and wandering thinking. We have to learn to discipline our minds and concentrate on willful, deliberate prayer.’ CHAMBERS
Two of the most important disciplines of our faith … reading the Bible and praying … Our vital link to our Father who is in heaven. On the one hand He speaks to us … and on the other we speak to Him.  Chambers is saying when we talk to God, the conversation must be focused.  Have you ever been talking to more than one person at a time?  It is like that when our thoughts wander during prayer … the things that come to our mind are not things that we want to talk to God about, but about things that we must tend to. Matthew 22 says that we are to love God with every fiber of our being … but what does it say about our devotion when we cannot have an uninterrupted conversation with Him?
We are teaching a Bible study and we ask that everyone turn their cell phones off during the study.  One person puts their phone on vibrate and then responds to the phone during the study.  If I were to ask what the emergency was .. I am certain I would be told there was no emergency … Have you ever seen someone reading a book in the middle of a crowd of people with noise all around them? How do they do that?  They focus.  And so it is with us.  If we say we can’t help but be distracted, we are really saying we choose to be distracted … Do you really think that it is impossible to do what God asks you to do when He has given you His Spirit to help you?
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Thursday, August 22, 2013


My Utmost For His Highest
‘ “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” John is not speaking here of the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience, but as a work performed by Jesus Christ. “He will baptize you . . . .” The only experience that those who are baptized with the Holy Spirit are ever conscious of is the experience of sensing their absolute unworthiness.’ CHAMBERS
I was talking with a partner in the gospel about what I see God doing in Haiti through us and how God is blessing our work.  I told him that the reason God was blessing our work was because we were not taking credit for the results.  Zechariah 4:6 says “it is not by might nor by power but by My Spirit, says the Lord God of Hosts.”  In John 14:26 Jesus said the Father will send a Helper, the Holy Spirit.  Ephesians 1:13 says that we are sealed with the Holy Spirit.
If you are a Believer then you have God’s Spirit in you.  God sent a Helper because you needed help.  All of this is by grace. We deserved judgment and hell.  To live the life God intends we cannot do things our way, but must yield to the Spirit of God and live life God’s way. Repent …
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yielded and Undivided

My Utmost For His Highest
‘The statement we so often hear, “Make a decision for Jesus Christ,” places the emphasis on something our Lord never trusted. He never asks us to decide for Him, but to yield to Him— something very different.’ CHAMBERS
Intellectual acceptance of Jesus is not sufficient for life change. It is not that my mind is changed in understanding .. but that my heart is changed through faith … accepting what Jesus has done for me … He died on the cross for my sins … and who He is … He rose from the dead and as the Son of God is my Lord.  My life has been forever altered in what and who I devote myself to ..where my affections are …
Paul encouraged the Saints to offer themselves to God as living sacrifices.  (Romans 12:1)  Galatians 2:20 says that it is no longer I that live but Christ lives in me .. and the life I live is by faith in Jesus.  Does that characterize your life? Like Peter and John have you laid everything down to follow Jesus or do you have a divided heart?  In most cultures … a divided heart is acceptable … It is OK for you to have one foot in God’s kingdom and the other in the culture, but the Bible says you can’t be devoted to two things … we are to love God with everything that is in us … Matthew 22:37-39 ….
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

You Can Have All This World, Give Me Jesus

‘Ask the Lord to put awareness of Himself in you, and your self-awareness will disappear. Then He will be your all in all. Beware of allowing your self-awareness to continue, because slowly but surely it will awaken self-pity, and self-pity is satanic. Don’t allow yourself to say, “Well, they have just misunderstood me, and this is something over which they should be apologizing to me; I’m sure I must have this cleared up with them already.” […] Simply ask the Lord to give you Christ-awareness, and He will steady you until your completeness in Him is absolute.’ CHAMBERS
John 15:5-8  “I [Jesus] am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
The only way that you can live the Christian life successfully is to stay connected to Jesus.  He is the beginning and the end of our faith … Paul spent a good bit of his time encouraging the Saints to remain faithful.  To focus their energies on the Main Thing.  To make staying connected to Jesus a priority.  When you rise in the morning.  Do you think about Jesus or do you think about what you must do in the world today. What are your priorities in life? Not what do you want them to be.  Not what will sound good to other Christians … What are they really? Only you know .. well God does too, doesn’t He?
“In the morning when I rise, in the morning when I rise, in the morning when I rise, Give me Jesus … You can have all this world, give me Jesus .. “ Fernando Ortega
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Chains Are Gone .. I've Been Set Free

My Utmost For His Highest
“What is so terrible is that some of us prevent His words from bearing fruit in our present life. I wonder what we will say when we finally make up our minds to be devoted to Him on that particular point? One thing is certain— He will never throw our past failures back in our faces.” CHAMBERS
Are there things in your past life that haunt you? They seem to dwell in the back of your mind and when they show up at your door step they serve only to discourage you .. to even question your salvation.  I want you to know that those thoughts don’t come from the Spirit of God.  But they do raise a good question.  Would God save someone like me .. and more would He use someone like me.  The fear that He would not hinders many Christians.  But …. the answer is “YES!” We are forgiven in Christ … it is a fact … a truth … it never changes … your feelings may be to the contrary … but feelings are not facts  …. They change with the direction of the wind … they deceive us and discourage us.
I want to encourage you today.  Your past merely serves as a reminder of what you were saved from … proof that you needed a savior … but look to the One who saved you …  He will never throw your past in your face … (nor should we do that to others) but will always point you to your glorious future … you are living a new life …… 2 Corinthians 5:17 … old things are passed away (gone .. no longer a part of your life) .. new things have come .. rejoice my friend … if God is for you  .. who (or what) can be against you?
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Is That You Jesus?

My Utmost For His Highest
‘Do I have a personal history with Jesus Christ? The one true sign of discipleship is intimate oneness with Him— a knowledge of Jesus that nothing can shake.’ CHAMBERS
That is a great question.  Are you aware of Jesus presence in your life?  Are you connected to the Vine (John 15) in a way that you are always vitally aware of Him?  Have you ever been busy doing something, someone walked up to you or into the same room and you did not realize it?  So often that is how we treat Jesus.  He is there but we act as though He is not.
Are you spending time with Him by reading the Word, praying, seeking out other Christians.  Do you talk to others, Christians or not, about spiritual things?  Is that part of your day and part of your relationship with other people?  If not .. if you have let that slip away … look up .. Jesus is standing next to you right now.
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Walking in the Son-shine

My Utmost For His Highest
‘The answer to Nicodemus’ question, “How can a man be born when he is old?” is: Only when he is willing to die to everything in his life, including his rights, his virtues, and his religion, and becomes willing to receive into himself a new life that he has never before experienced (John 3:4). This new life exhibits itself in our conscious repentance and through our unconscious holiness.’ CHAMBERS
The greatest struggle that Christians face, in my opinion, is letting go of their old life.  It is one thing to say yes to Jesus and receive the Spirit of God in you.  It is another thing to let go of the old life and walk in the Spirit. Paul wrote to the Galatians – “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell everything and follow Him.  He said that in comparison to our love for Him we had to hate other things about our lives.
Do you love Jesus like that? Or instead do you put other things ahead of Him?  I say this because it is a challenge for us.  We must be on our guard or before we know it, we will compromise our faith .. and stop walking after the Spirit, but be convinced that we still are – after a fashion.
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cleaning the Temple

My Utmost For His Highest
‘Am I fully prepared to allow God to grip me by His power and do a work in me that is truly worthy of Himself? Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me— sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me. But He has to get me into the state of mind and spirit where I will allow Him to sanctify me completely, whatever the cost’ CHAMBERS
(Thessalonians 5:23-24) “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”
Are you willing to let God work in you … to cast out those things in the temple that defile it?  (1 Corinthians 6:19) “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;”

Have you ever thought about your body in those terms? You must have a clean heart.  What things are in your life that are of the flesh, but that you cling to .. you even cherish and protect against anyone who might suggest they must go.  Do you remember in the Old Testament when it referred to the Asher Poles.
1 King 20:22-24 “Judah did evil in the eyes of the Lord. By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger more than those who were before them had done. They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree. here were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.”
“Asherah poles were wood poles (sometimes carved, sometimes not) or trees planted by the “high places” where pagan worshipers sacrificed, although the specific purpose of the poles is not clear.”
We allow the things that are detestable to God to remain .. and we even embrace them making excuses about why they are acceptable.  Maybe it is time that we chop some wood.  What do you think?
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Monday, August 12, 2013

How Far Will Your Trust Take You?

My Utmost For His Highest
‘God expects His children to be so confident in Him that in any crisis they are the ones who are reliable. Yet our trust is only in God up to a certain point, then we turn back to the elementary panic-stricken prayers of those people who do not even know God. We come to our wits’ end, showing that we don’t have even the slightest amount of confidence in Him or in His sovereign control of the world. To us He seems to be asleep, and we can see nothing but giant, breaking waves on the sea ahead of us.’ CHAMBERS
There are two verses that God has stirred up in my heart in the past few weeks.  “Why did you doubt?” [Matthew 14:31] and “Where is your faith?” [Luke 8:25]  In the first instance Peter was with Jesus … and Peter lost his confidence in Jesus and started trusting in himself.  In the second, all of the disciples were with Jesus .. and they lost their confidence in Jesus .. even though Jesus was sleeping which should have been a clue … in each case, Jesus asked a similar question .. “If you are with Me, why would you lose confidence in the outcome of the circumstance you find yourself in?”
That is the question that comes to my mind .. and the answer is .. I was leaning on my own understanding because my trust in God was not strong enough.  How about you?  Be careful .. be careful that the shame of failing in trust does not cause you to draw away from the Lord … It is at the very moment that we need to draw closer .. keeping in mind that He has promised to never leave us and never forsake us.  [Hebrews 13:5]
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Where Should I Go? What Should I do?

My Utmost For His Highest
God seems to plant His saints in the most useless places. And then we say, “God intends for me to be here because I am so useful to Him.” Yet Jesus never measured His life by how or where He was of the greatest use. God places His saints where they will bring the most glory to Him, and we are totally incapable of judging where that may be.’ CHAMBERS
God loves us, but does not need us for Him to accomplish His work … yet He chooses us … Ephesians 2:8-10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Where you are may be where God wants you to be .. or not … what are you doing for the Kingdom? .. Not everyone is called to a foreign place … What we are called to do .. where we are called to serve … are not really the point .. obedience is the point … did we say “yes” to God.  Are we living by faith? Trusting Him and not ourselves?  You know the answer ….
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

Friday, August 9, 2013

When I Pray To God

My Utmost For His Highest
When the Son of God prays, He is mindful and consciously aware of only His Father. God always hears the prayers of His Son, and if the Son of God has been formed in me … the Father will always hear my prayers. But I must see to it that the Son of God is exhibited in my human flesh.’ CHAMBERS
When you pray, what is your focus? Your need or the Supplier of all your needs?  Do you approach God with the hope that He will hear you and give you what you want or do you approach Him thankful that you can even approach Him?  When you pray to God is it like going through a drive-through placing your order with an unknown voice .. hoping they get the order right … or do you remember that you have been given access to the very presence of the Creator God through the blood of His Son?
So whatever it might be … take it to the Lord of Hosts in prayer.  What a privelege to carry everything to God in prayer ..
Philippians 4:19 “.... my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Amen
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)