Doer of the Word Not Only a Hearer

“I saw that the apostolic plan was not to raise ways and means, but to go and do the work, trusting His sure promise Who has said “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” [Matt 6:33].   Hudson Taylor.

Don’t wait for everything to make sense or to add up, walk by faith and not by sight, for it is impossible to please Him without faith—Go to Him believing that HE IS and that HE IS a rewarder of those who seek HIM.

Posted by: Pastor Kevin King

Christ our God, Prince of Peace,

Who on this day did enter the rebellious city midst shouts of “Hosanna, enter our hearts and subdue them entirely unto you.

Rule over us in all the concerns and circumstances of our lives: the work of our hands and the whims of our hearts; the ambitions of our dreams and the sins of our desires; the experience of our friendships and our secret thoughts toward others.

Save us from the hypocrisy that sings “Hosanna” in the temple and cries “Crucify Him” in the market place of daily business.

Save us from the sham that praises with the lips, but betrays you in our deeds.

Save us from the treason that boasts loyalty in the upper room and then makes cowardly denial in the judgment hall.

Lord grant that as You look over us this moment, you will not weep as you did riding  into Jerusalem on that momentous day.

Grant that every person in this place of worship will want you as King of their lives, as sovereign monarch in every relationship.

May each of us in reverence and adoration truly say, “Hosanna in the highest!! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”

We pray that the day will speedily arrive when, at your glorious return, every knee shall bow, and every tongue confesses that you are Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

We pray this as we pray the prayer you taught the disciples:

Our Father which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

thy will be done in earth,

as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  AMEN.

 Written by Wendell C Hawley