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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

AND WHEN I STAND PRAYING

I suspect that everyone prays sometime.

I do not say that they pray as I might pray, but from within the person, there comes forth a plea for relief from a situation.

It might be a wish that something would intervene, or just hoping that a near miracle would occur. The so called atheist can’t stop the cry from within, wanting help, he has to fight it off, and deny that inner prompting.

There are many avenues people take trying to get their deity to help them, from lighting candles, to using a pray wheel, or to mutilating themselves.

Jeremiah 2:28 “But where are your gods - - Which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you, in the time of your trouble?”

Prayer is offered up to all kinds of gods: many things that are called a god and are worshiped are nothing more than an invention of man’s mind or his hands.

The exception being the Great, ”I AM” JEHOVAH GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, and prayer to anything or anybody else is an act of futility.

GOD doesn’t require my believing in HIM for HIS existence, for He is GOD whether I believe in HIM or not. The inane thinking that some people have concerning GOD is nothing other than a detour that leads to a dead end.

The belief that says all roads lead to heaven is nothing more than a roundabout. The only means to heaven is by way of JESUS, the only road to heaven goes through HIM.

Psa 37:3 Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Psa 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psa 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psa 37:6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.

There is a trust relationship that we often try to elevate just in case he is overlooking something and when we make specific requests that are not responded to, it can be upsetting.

Having ran the gamut of answered prayer, I have discovered that the formulas espoused by others or myself do not work.

The scriptures are promises that GOD will act upon our behalf and are designed to build up our faith and confidence in GOD. If we are not cautious we will try to control GOD by quoting scripture to HIM and telling Him what he must do; (Based on His Word.)

Contrary to some people’s belief, GOD is not some flunky that we control and He is not waiting for us to tell HIM what to do.

Due to the fact that GOD receives several billion requests daily, only HE can make the decision as what needs to be done.

For example; two men are Christians, and they are quoting scripture to GOD and believe for an answer. The only problem is they both want the same thing or actually the same woman for a wife, so what does GOD do? Does He give half to each man? No, HE must retain HIS sovereignty, or all would be chaos in this universe.

Will GOD answer every prayer? The short answer is no.

Some more sophisticated persons have said; GOD answers every prayer, sometimes its yes, sometimes its no, and sometimes its wait awhile. Possibly, it could be you shouldn’t be asking for that in the first place.

So, should we as Christians pray at all? Yes, we certainly should pray as the scripture admonishes us to pray one for another, this is all inclusive

In praying for one another I believe that our prayers are most effective when we are prompted by the HOLY SPIRIT.

Often I have been prompted to pray without knowing the details of a situation, and I have practiced what is known as; standing in the gap, a commission from GOD for the moment. As to how do we pray? We are to pray believing,

Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you."

When you have prayed, commit the answer to GOD for he knows the situation far better than you.

When you trust GOD with all that’s within you, you have a front row seat at the throne of grace to receive grace and mercy to help in the time of need.

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