People pray daily. Some feel they have to and feel that
God requires it. One doesn't have to pray unless he wants to talk
it better to be honest and wholehearted, or legalistic
like the Pharisees? -Luke 18:10-14;
Jesus got answers
to His prayers -John 11:41,42.
and Hezekiah. And many others including
believers close to where you may live. Ask around.
If we're like
Jesus, so will we! -Ephesians 3:20;
9:31 "Now we know that God
heareth not sinners; but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth
his will, him he heareth."
Jesus said in John
5:30 "I can of mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge and my
judgment is just, because I seek not mine own will, but the will
of the Father which hath sent me."
For God to hear your prayers,
you must be sure that you have a loving attitude and are righteous.(this
is where Christ comes into the
picture).and one is that way
immediately, if they are ready to turn their life over to God as Derek
did; for God has absolutely nothing
to do with anything impure, unholy, unrighteous or unloving -1John
4:6-8 "We are of God. He that knoweth God heareth us. He that is not
of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth and the spirit
of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God and every
one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth
not God, for God is love."; Job
To hear God, look at every situation
5:16 ".....The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
Notice it says of a righteous man.
If you feel unworthy and have guilt,
you first need to understand
your real state
in God. James
1:6-8 "But let him ask in faith.(those
who feel they may not be right with God, those who feel guilty, those who
feel that God is displeased with them, those who feel that they still must
do more to be right with God, those who feel they must keep
the ten commandments better, are not asking in faith),
nothing wavering. For he that wavers.(Romans
14:23 .....for whatsoever is not of faith is sin).is
like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that
man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded
man is unstable in all his ways."
to be single minded.
All prayers are answered according
to our deepest needs and wants or "according to our beliefs". But some
of our programming from past traumatic experiences is
entrenched and it may be negative. Some
just take a few weeks as Daniel's did.
about Paul asking God to remove an affliction and God's
answer about His grace being enough for Paul?
Deep inside we may want the highest
position in the next step of our
existence that we can get, but on the surface – here on Earth – the pain
of living may sometimes become so great. God sees you in eternity and responds
according to what He knows you want in your heart that is also best for
and sufferings are necessary so that we get to know ourselves as God
knows us. When things are going well, one tends to get caught up in the
affairs of this life -2Timothy 2:4.
Not all prayers are answered according to what we may think (from
our limited viewpoint) is necessary for here and now. God has differing
ways for each of us to be His workmanship -Ephesians
2:10. All prayers will, however, be answered.(1John
3:22-24).in time -Matthew
17:20. You may be in the next life before some answers to prayer come.
God is more out to get you to believe
in His power and not so much as to just empower you here and now, although
this is certainly what most of us would like. When one takes time to
be alone with God, peace and rest comes and
takes faith to hear the still small 'voice' of God, the 'wellings' up in
the mind from the Spirit of God-in
19:12. It takes no faith to hear an audible voice or to be in
agreement with your own ways.
creates coincidence in life. When
you see these occuring in your life you can be sure that God is active
for a particular purpose for you. If they are positive, God is leading
you forward. If they are negative, give deep thought to them in order to
learn what lesson you must, before things get worse, and you
get moved around here and there -Psalms
Be thankful for what you do have in
God (Hebrews 13:15), even if it
doesn't seem so good -1Thessalonians
5:18; 1Peter 1:7; James
1:3; 2Corinthians 8:2; Hebrews
11:36-39; 1Peter 4:12.....continues
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