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Jan 15

Daniel Fast Devotion - Day 4

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 2:07 PM by Shiloh Baptist Church

Remnant Position (Influence): 
“Cupbearer has access to the King”
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Day 4

Read:  Nehemiah 1:11

Key Verse: 
“11 O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer,” Nehemiah 1:11 (NKJV)

Key Reflection:
v. 11 God’ servants have His power engaged for them. Those who trust in God should not be ashamed to ask for their needs. In carrying out God’s commissions, we are safe under the shadow of His wings.

Thought: 
There is a story told of a little boy in London who wanted to visit the King. However, the gates were closed. He could not get into the palace. The guard told him he could not come in. Suddenly a well-dressed man came along and asked the boy what his problem was. The boy said, “I want to see the king.” The gentleman said, “Well, you just come with me,” and he took the boys' hand and led him to the King. The guard even sprang to attention and presented arms as they passed by. The little boy had taken hold of the hand of the Prince of Wales, the king’s own son, and this gave him access, (Sermon Illustrations, Family-Time.net, 2019).  In other words, we have access by our faith (Romans 5:2; Ephesians 3:12). The essential ingredient is prayer (Hebrews 10:22). 

Prayer:
Father, thank you for the loving sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ, on our behalf.  For through His loving surrendering to your will, we have direct access to you.  Thank you for loving us so much.  

Questions:
What does it mean to you to have access to our King?

In what circumstances do you tend to take matters into your own hands, rather than going boldly before God’s Throne and confidently leaving it there? 

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