So, today I want to ask you. What are you praying about? What do you want God to Help you with? Did you know, that God says in his word (The BIBLE) Matthew 21:22 – And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. And then in Matthew 7:7 – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Here is another great verse that says around the same, John16:24 – hereto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. Now God also tells us not to waver in our faith in asking which here is a verse that lets you know that James 1:6-8 – But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavered is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed…..
Now if you have never asked him God for anything at this point. You may be saying Wow! I need to pray and ask him for X-Y-whatever your X –Y might be. Or you may be saying… Well, I am asking and I do not see him answering. Maybe this is not true. Well, First I want to show you a verse where he tells you that he cannot lie. That verse is in, Numbers 23:19 (ESV) 19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
As I have just given you versus that say to us that we can ask and he will do and cannot lie. There is a little bit more to all of this. So hold on. Keep reading for Yes he is going to answer yes he does not lie However, we need to read on in the Bible. Read ALL of the verse. ALL around it as well. Please do not take on one verse. Do not take one verse out of context. For as I tell you this truth. He will still answer you in everything. But here is the catch of his word and who he God is.
One it will be to glorify him, two you only have these promises if you are a believer in his son. Three he hears ALL prayers. He wants the best for ALL really I tell you even if you are not a believer in his son whether you want to believe it or not he created ALL of us. However he gives us free will. Which lets us make a choice to have FAITH, HOPE, TRUST and LOVE for his son. ALL it takes is a mustard seed of FAITH to have him answer your prayers. Now you may pray for him to answer in one way but you do not really know the future of that prayer. So trust in him if you’re thinking that he did not answer the way you asked. I am hear to share He answered in the best way for you. We only can see one thing that is the now and the hurt of today. But, he sees the future of it ALL.
For his ways are not our ways.
I also need you to know he is not a door mat either.
You just cannot think well I did not get this or that. So No way why should I read his word (the bible), believe in his son (Jesus Christ.
Who do you, REALLY THINK YOU ARE?
Did you create the world? Did you put your child on the cross to die for the worlds sins?
Your answers are NO and NO but, his are yes and yes to that and in prayer as well!
As my pastors son said it so well at his mother’s celebration of life!
Here is what Rev. Jonathan Evans told us as he was struggling with God. He (Jonathan) was telling him (God)! Why did you not answer me or our church WE were praying and our family believed in your son (Jesus Christ). We even tell the world about you and your son?
God said to him and he is telling it to us as well.
So let me share what he got back from God!
There was always two answers to your prayers, YES and YES!
She was either going to be healed or she was going to be healed!
She was either going to live or she was going to live!
She was going to be with family or she was going to be with family
She was either going to be well taken care of or she was going to be well taken care of!
Then God said to him THE VICTORY BELONGS TO NO ONE BUT ME!!!!!!
I gave MY SON up for ALL of YOU TO live!!!
And can honestly say GOD is telling YOU! THAT AS WELL!
So with all of that all I can say in prayer today is
Dear heavenly father,
Yes you are so correct the VICTORY IS ALL YOURS! Thank you for putting your son on the cross for me. Thank you for however you answer my prayers. I could never do what you have done for me for I am just a sinner saved by your son. I have the Gift of GRACE because, you gave it to me! Thank you my lord. If you do nothing else for me I am so thankful to you for all that you have already done. Again YES! The Victory Belongs to Jesus!
In Jesus name I pray AMEN!