Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sometimes I don't think God is listening to me

When i pray i always believe that God will answer my prayers but sometimes I will ask him for or about something and I don't get a response, then I'll figure "well maybe he didn't hear me or isn't listening" and I'll repeat myself. Most recently I prayed about something very basic, for God to bless me. Now I think that's  the prayer most if not all people ask whether or not they are in right standing with God. There isn't a specific positioning you have to have when you pray.  I was taught growing up that one of the only ways God will answer you is on your knees.  Not true, if we desire His voice He will speak to us when and wherever and because we believe in the power of His communication, we'll act according to His word.  

When I asked God to bless me, I also asked what the difference between my prayer that night and some of the other times I've asked Him to bless me because I could feel His presence near to me. He told me, "this time you're sincere"  which was quite true.  A lot of my prayers were hasty and I prayed because I wanted something to hurry up and come to flourish-on which sometimes God will act immediately but most often we have to exercise a spirit of patience for what God wants us to have.  Out of my sincerity I've seen an act of God supplying my needs. And as life progresses He will show me more things that will increase my trust in Him. 

It is very difficult to trust God and be patient for things when we live in a "now" society and a "no? not an option"  society.  But  for the believer; our citizenship is in Heaven and we walk according to the Holy Spirit of God. Let's trust and believe the good intentions that He has for our life.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Safety in the Gospel

Safety in the Gospel
by Kim Brock
Knowing the Gospel is knowing the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus for the transgressions of mankind.   After God has saved you by His grace you, hopefully spend the rest of your live growing in the logos and rhema word of God also if He’s called you into ministry, His ministry. As Christian people, staying grounded in the faith is the single most important thing we can do in our lifetime, and I believe with my heart that God values that over whether or not you become “earthly successful.”  When you break down the value of this world (if you’re a believer, non-believers heart and ambition most often is set on the standard of the world) what’s valuable from a social standpoint you will realize more and more so how essential knowing and being grounded in the faith really is. If you keep yourselves safely based in the faith, not moved from the hope of the good news which came to you, and which was given to every living being under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant. (Colossians 1:23 BBE) The good news to us that was preached by the prophets of old and the disciples/apostles is that Jesus’s ministry what he preached prophetically and in teachings, his persecution that he suffered at the hands of the religious people, His brutalization (he suffered immensely), His death, burial and His resurrection back to life is commonly one of the most unbelievable events ever.  Yet, it is our hope that as He conquered death we may also do the same by faith in Him.  And when we believe on Him we believe also on the Father who sent Him, for us.O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
(John 17:25-26)

Into His safety, safely
Jesus life on earth was in unison with the very will of God.  He is our example model of how our lives should be. In unison with the very will of the Father.  We have too many things distracting us that keep the desires of His heart for us at bay some never really find out what that will is.  I want to to have a life totally by faith and trust in the lord for me it’s taken taking a dive into worldly things and trying to combine them with spiritual when carnal things indulged is like sifting for what’s left in a valley of dry bones (not compared with Ezekiel 37)  The world is dead in their transgressions and the life that they seek is most often for self glorification.  Reality shows are a good example of that.
God’s safety is love and rest, we have to trust Him that he will give us power and grace not to sin if we seek those two things from Him.  Often times we divert back to the letter (law) because we don’t have faith in God’s grace (His ability) to make us righteous.  That’s why legalism is such an issue in the body.For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. (Galatians 5:5)
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17)
(Romans 3:22)
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
(Romans 3:23)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
(Philippians 3:9-10)
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
(Hebrews 11:7)
Righteousness comes by FAITH in our Lord not by works of the flesh. I”m glad  (lol)
God bless