As a believer in Jesus the unanswered prayer is the most discouraging aspect of prayer. Much of our prayer is to fulfill our own selfish lust, but for those prayers offered that have not been tainted with selfish lust we wonder why the delay. So our response is to cease praying about it. Now if God has given you the answer and you do not like it, know that he is superior and his wisdom exceeds that of your own and he knows best. If you are waiting on the Lord, have faith the answer is on the way. The unjust judge in the parable in Luke 18 granted the woman her request because of her continual coming and God has promised to do the same for us, in the midst of him being slow to move. The requirement is having faith in God continually and ceasing not in same prayer request and it shall come to pass.
Tag Archives: Faith
We all get distracted from time to time, but I have come to realize that distractions are often setups by the enemy to keep us from accomplishing God’s purposes. Sometimes even a major spiritual attack can be a distraction from what God intends for you to be focused on. Distractions can weigh us down, causing us to lose our focus and feel hopeless. Distractions take us off course and can cause us to end up someplace we never intended to go. Hebrews 12: 1-2 says,
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”
Notice that there’s a difference between “weights” and “sin.” Weights aren’t necessarily sin. Weights cause us to lose our focus and the author of Hebrews tells us to keep looking at Jesus. If you’re experiencing this “weightiness,” it’s time to throw off the weights. It’s time to get your eyes back on Jesus, the One who is the author and the finisher of your faith, who brings it to maturity and perfection. If you’re being weighed down with fear because of the political and economic situations we are all facing – throw it off. Get your eyes on Jesus. Determine in your heart that He’s bigger than anything you’re facing. You may need to spend more time in the Word to get your faith level up. Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” The more Word you put in you, the more faith you have. The more faith you have, the easier it is to lay aside weights and distractions. Whatever it is you’re worrying about, give it to Jesus, our burden bearer. Get rid of that weight. Don’t let fear and worry keep you sidelined. We are approaching the finish line so get rid of anything that takes your eyes off Jesus and let’s get his race won!
For the believer, in the US, life is becoming more difficult. The freedom to hold a righteous standard is being challenged. The freedom to live in truth is being challenged. The choice of serving God or money is becoming more real. You have called yourself a Christian and now we shall see. The test of authenticity is already here.
Your heart is being tested. Will you serve your own belly or follow God? Will you trust him or yourself? The time of testing is perfect. Your success will determine your promotion.
A cold heart is the result of being a lone ranger. You shall not survive without being connected to a holy church. A church that preaches about living righteously and abhoring sin. A church that holds the Bible in high esteem and works to follow every precept. A church that does not use noncanonical sources as gospel, but opens the Bible for its direction.
God is extremely clear about sin. You have to be a total ignoramus to be confused. The world does not love you. The world will never love you. You are a fool if you think it does. God loves his children and at the appointed time he will rescue you. When he comes to rescue, will you be found following him? Do not get caught off guard.
Hearts remain warm when surround by God’s love and truth. Hearts remain warm when surrounded by true believers in Jesus. Hearts remain warm when you surround yourself with lovers of Jesus and lovers of people. Hearts remain warm when sin is treated like sin and not a disease.
Through repentance a cold heart may become warmed. Your heart condition may be changed. For your eternal salvation it is important your heart become warm. A cold heart is a walking dead heart. You may wonder how someone kills another? A cold heart. Remember, you are no different than another. If your heart is cold, there is nothing evil you cannot do. Get a warm heart today.