DVO May 15, 2019

Title: Lord, You Promised Me

Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:25 Now, O Lord God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever and do as You have said.

There should be a certainty in PRAYER
However, the necessary protocol must be PREPARED

The promises of God and prayer go hand and HAND
My hope is invested in what He said about seasonal DEMANDS

A prayer that’s honored springs from God’s PROMISES
Looking upward with submission, contrition, and HONESTY

As trials and tribulations are presented onward and AHEAD
I seek the scriptures for the promises He has written and SAID

Meanwhile, concerns of the world start to grab my ATTENTION
His promises began to fade, while robbing divine SENSES

After a while, prayer becomes mechanical with little REGARD
Self-centered prayers begin outweighing the promises of GOD

These prayerless moments occur when I’m counting on MYSELF
But, when I am reminded of what He said, it positions me for HELP

Prayers will be answered as long as I don’t STOP
I ask and I receive, the door will open, only if I KNOCK

Although, the answer will be yes, no, or not YET
Clinging to God’s promises remove worry, fear, and FRET

Therefore, God’s promises are an invitation for FAITH
Aligning prayers with expectations that are spiritually SAFE

Also, God’s promises have intentions for optimism and HOPE
Allowing prayers to have confidence with an anticipatory APPROACH

Lastly, God’s promises causes insight to His GRACE
Prayers with instruction operating under His divine PACE

Prayer: Lord, I am assured by what You’ve said in the scriptures. Forgive me for winging it at times with my limited abilities. You have proven time and time again, if I align my prayer with Your promises, I will acquire divine providence. Only then, I can rest. Thank you for providing the hope that’s sufficient for me to endure my challenges. Strengthen me when I’m weak and convict me when I’m wrong. I will be careful to give You all the glory. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

(Poem by Glenny Z. Moore – Inspired by Pastor Cockrell)