Prayer

     Prayer is a powerful thing. It changes the world…one small request can change hundreds, thousands, and millions.  But why should we pray? Is it cause everyone else does it or because our parents tell us to? The Bible says that whatever we ask of Him, He will answer.

    But that doesn’t mean he always answers in the ways he wants. God answers in His own timing and in His own ways. We might never understand it…but why should we? God gave us the ability to pray and act. We can’t just pray and think that God will take care of everything. We must live our prayers we must show that we believe God is there even when He doesn’t answer how we think He should. 

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

   He loves us every time we sin and He forgives us…don’t you think we could at least love and pray and believe even when we want to scream at Him for not “doing” what you ask? 

   He’s our savior!!!! Just to remind you the definition of savior is: A person who saves someone or something (especially a country or cause) from danger, and who is regarded with the veneration of a religious figure. A person who saves someone or something…Jesus died for you. He went through so much pain and we can’t even just say sorry to our siblings when they mess up. You know God hates hate! He hates it when we yell at our parents or tell our siblings to shut up! God hates sin! 

   Sin definition: An immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law. “A sin in the eyes of God”. 

   “A sin in the eyes of God”, what does God say the definition of sin is?

Mark 7: 20-23 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

    Sin is any evil thought we have, and did you know that evil can be what you say or think about your sibling or parents? 

     The point of my post is to remind myself and anyone else that God loves us even when we’re dumb and mess up. So why don’t we take that extra 5 minutes and tell God what we love about Him and thank Him for the gift of prayer and the effect it has.

Prayer is super powerful and it doesn’t just have to happen when we need something.

 

Oh Love Divine – Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team

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