Prayer #18 Blessings

blessingLord, I thank you that I am blessed by You. You desire me to believe that You want to bless me greatly, while the enemy wants me to expect you to be harsh and mean. He knows that my negative expectations of You may be self-fulfilling, while my faith in Your great love and desire to bless me releases You to do just that. Please prompt me by Your Spirit to know which of these promises of blessing You want for my life now and give me faith to reach out and believe You for them. Convict me, I pray, to see what things or attitudes in my life are wrong and are preventing You from blessing me the way You want to. Thank you for Your great and wonderful love for me. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Prayer #17 Contentment

contentmentLord, thank you for my situation and for what You have given me. Thank you for the people You have put in my life. Use my circumstances to work Your character in me and work gratefulness in my heart. Help me to embrace each season that you bring into my life. I want to receive graciously when You cause others to bless me, but even more, I want to be a blessing to others, as You permit, expecting nothing in return from them. I trust that in due time, You will grant me the desires of my heart that come from You. I desire that when you grant them, You will bring glory to Your name and advance to Your kingdom as a result. Protect me from idolatry. I pray these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

#fz2h #contentment

 

What is your definition of contentment?

 

Dr. Robert Baldwin’s Review

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Dr. Robert Baldwin is a “a seventy-four year old, happily married, retired minister and military chaplain” who has written an honoring review that comes from a unique and insightful perspective.

He has two blogs: http://www.4walkingwithgod.com/ and http://www.4relating.com/blog/ and will be posting this review on the former shortly.

Here is the review:

Finances in the Kingdom of God

From Zero to Hero in Your Finances written by Dr. Richard Knapp is a book about how Abba takes care of His dependent children. Richard Knapp speaks from experience as a child of the Kingdom who is dependent upon God. Dependence upon Abba for provisions rises from the obedience of putting God’s Kingdom first above all things and people. From Zero to Hero in Your Finances is filled with personal testimonies of how God provides the “daily bread” for those who are needy because of an obedient walk with God in His Kingdom.

Richard Knapp makes it clear that wholehearted devotion to God’s work and separation from worldly idolatry is necessary to move from zero to hero in receiving the abundant life that God promises and came in Christ to restore to His children. Dr. Knapp explains that the humility of emptying self is a requisite of being raised upward by God.

The lives of those mentioned in the book are eyewitness accounts of how God resurrects to fullness every aspect of a life presented to God as a living sacrifice. In every sense From Zero to Hero in Your Finances is a book of acts that demonstrates the truth that God’s power is perfected in human weakness. This book offers practical advice to struggling Christians who in faith depend upon God for deliverance.

Solid teaching, testimony of others, supporting scripture, prayer and practical application of Christian living are presented to the reader. The book is as much about a life-cup that overflows with God’s blessings as it is about finances. The book makes it clear that God is a God of promises delivered to those who are “sold out’ to Him and the work of His Kingdom.

Buy the book at: AliveinHimPublishing.com, Amazon, Barns and Noble , or iTunes.

Prayer #16 Promises

 

psalm-91Lord, I thank you for Your promises. I thank you that You want to prosper and bless me, as much as I can handle. I believe You will provide for me, and give me sufficient finances so I can bless others at every opportunity. I believe You will protect me. I will not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand; but it shall not come near me. I am the head and not the tail. I am blessed going in and going out. As I delight myself in You, You will give me the desires of my heart. You desire to bless and prosper me in every area of my life, as I yield myself to You, and search after You. I choose to seek You first. I desire to be blessed so that I can be the blessing to others that You have called me to be. Show me which of Your promises I am to claim now, and which ones are for the future. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

 

Prayer #15 Conditions (a)

praylightLord, show me the ways in which I fail to please You, where I fail to meet the conditions for Your full blessing on my life. I want to bring pleasure to Your heart, and glory to Your name. I know You love to bless and provide for me. You are my Father, and You see the end from the beginning. Help me to focus on what is of eternal value, and yet expect You, my precious Lord, to bless me and to provide for my needs. Thank you for all the wonderful blessings You’ve already given me! In Your name I pray, Amen.

 

#fz2h

My sister Rachel recently advised that I make a graphic of some of the prayers and sayings to more quickly relate to people on social media.  This I have attempted and will hopefully improve upon in the future.  I also decided to make a hash-tag for From Zero to Hero in Your Finances.  I would have used # f 0 2 h, but it was already used for a band of which we have no affiliation, so thus the title of the post: #fz2h.

-David Knapp

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Prayer #14 Warning Idolatry

humbleLord, help me to have my security in You so I won’t be easily puffed up by wealth, or become insecure when I have to believe You for every little need. I want to know You more. I need more of Your kindness, justice and righteousness manifested through my life. Forgive me for when I have made an idol out of money. I’ve sometimes put my trust in money, sometimes had more joy and longing for it than for You. I’ve also allowed myself to think more highly (or lowly) of myself than I ought. I reaffirm that You are my God, and no other. I purpose not to trust in anything but You. I humble myself before You and acknowledge that all good things come from You, but can disappear like a vapor. You are my safety, my health, my security and my source of provision. I trust that when all others and all else fails me that You will never leave me or forsake me. I love You. I pray these things in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer # 13 Prosperity

 

painting-forest-path-sunlightLord, I thank You that You are a good God and want to prosper me in every way. You know what I need most and when I need it. You know what things I can handle and what would cause me to grow lukewarm towards You. I trust You to bless me greatly, beyond my wildest dreams, and to also keep me on fire for you. I know that You are looking for reasons to bless me, like a natural father looks for excuses to get things for his kids. I believe that as I seek You, and line up with Your word, that You will prosper me in every way. As I become more of a giver, You will give me more seed to sow. Thank You Lord, that You told the farmer not to muzzle the ox. Just so, You won’t have me live in deep poverty while You are abundantly blessing others through me, unless You are testing me. I love You, Lord, with all my heart. Be glorified in my life! I pray these things in the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen!!