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Have you prayed about it?

November 30, 2016

“Pray and ask God for everything you need.”         Php 4:6 NCV

Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and asking if your order is ready? “When did you call it in?” the server asks. “Oh, I didn’t,” you reply. “I just thought perhaps you might have something with my name on it.” That’s as ridiculous as expecting God to answer prayer requests you haven’t made—or haven’t made in faith. The Bible says, “The reason you don’t have what you want is…you don’t ask God” (Jas 4:2 TLB). Will God give you everything you ask for? No. “Even when you do ask you don’t get it because…you want only what will give you pleasure” (v. 3 TLB). Your request must be in harmony with God’s will. “If we ask anything…according to His will…He…hears” (1Jn 5:14 AMP). Jeremiah said, “The Lord is good to those who wait…expectantly for Him” (La 3:25 AMP). Expectant prayer demonstrates confidence in God’s goodness. So instead of fretting, or talking about it to everybody but God, or taking matters into your own hands, say, “Lord, I’m going to trust You with this regardless of the outcome,” and He will honor your faith. Paul writes, “Pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.” Do you need a job? Help overcoming a problem? The salvation of a loved one? A deeper spiritual walk? Physical or emotional healing? Guidance? Jesus said, “It gives your Father great happiness to give you the [benefits of] [His] Kingdom” (Lk 12:32 NLT). God wants to be good to you, so tell Him the “desires of your heart” (Ps 37:4 NKJV). Then thank Him and believe the answer will come—in His time!

 

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I am asking God for His will in my life. I'm not sure what this will mean for me but I am willing to take this step of faith. I have been going through so many things in my life time. Now I want to truly make sure that my life has true meaning in the things for which God has called me to. I am tired of going around the same old thing of not knowing what I am called to do, and just end up not doing nothing. The truth is that I do believe God has given me so much, His word is in me and I love Him and want to do what He tells me to. But, I feel like I am doing nothing, just thinking hoping fasting and praying sowing seed but, still feel like I am missing the greatest part. Could some one help me with this? Valerie called but unsure.