As far back as I can remember, there was a picture hanging on
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that,
if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
1 John 5:14 KJV
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask,
we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
1 John 5:15 KJV
I have learned that God doesn't hear the prayer
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you,
that he will not hear.
Many times I've prayed since becoming a Christian, and many times God answered my prayers in the way I wished, but always I felt that He answered them in the way that was best or at least I accepted it that way.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:9 KJV
And we know that all things work together for good
God's love is ever-present,
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings,
and not one of them is forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
One of the richest blessings of being a Christian
"But without faith it is impossible to please Him:|
for he that cometh to God must believe that He is,
and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6 KJV
by Mosie Lister
How long has it been since you talked with the Lord,
More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend? ~~~~~Alfred Tennyson Prayers Can't Be Answered Unless They Are Prayed Life without purpose is barren indeed--- There can't be a harvest unless you plant seed. There can't be attainment unless there's a goal. And man's but a robot unless there's a soul... If we send no ships out, no ships will come in, And unless there's a contest, nobody can win... For games can't be won unless they are played. And PRAYERS can't be ANSWERED unless they are PRAYED... So whatever is wrong with your life today, You'll find a solution if you kneel down and pray. Not just for pleasure, enjoyment and health, Not just for honors and prestige and wealth... But PRAY FOR A PURPOSE to MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING, And PRAY FOR THE JOY of UNSELFISH GIVING, For GREAT IS YOUR GLADNESS and RICH YOUR REWARD, When you make your LIFE'S PURPOSE the choice of the Lord. ~~~~~Helen Steiner Rice
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A desperate father comes to Jesus with a request
for help IF there is anything he can do to help.
IF! IF? Everything is possible if we believe.
Does it mean it will happen?
Not necessarily, but we know it CAN happen
if God chooses to do it to glorify himself,
protect his people, or accomplish his will. Our commitment
needs to be that of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego:
"We serve a God who is able to deliver us...
but even if he does not,
we will not worship other gods who are false!" (see Daniel 3)
Now to God, who is able to do exceedingly and
abundantly more than we can ask or imagine,
be glory... forever and ever.
In the glorious name of Jesus I praise you. Amen.
(cf. Ephesians 3:20-21)