PRAY AND BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN HAVE THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART
CHILDREN OF GOD, we have entered into a very important time of the year. It is a time for all of us to be filled with love, joy, peace, and compassion in our hearts towards our fellowman. Knowing in our hearts that Jesus is the real reason for this SEASON, our desires must not be about the material things of this world, but about the SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS that we can give and will receive.
However, there are those that are living among us that will take this time to turn it into chaos, a time to steal and kill, and taking advantage of the least among us. Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. You lust for what you don’t have and are willing to kill to get it. You want what isn’t yours and will risk violence to get your hands on it.
This isn’t the spirit that God gives to HIS CHILDREN, it is the spirit that comes from the devil, who is always trying to destroy the Kingdom of God. You wouldn’t think of just asking God for it, would you? And why not? Because you know you’d be asking for what you have no right to. You’re spoiled children, each wanting your own way. (James 4:1-3 MSG)
There is a right way and a wrong way to ask for anything. When we approach God, we must do so with a Humble Spirit, asking for the desires of our heart which must be in line with God’s Character. God says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7 ESV)
“Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better? (Matthew 7:7-11 MSG)
Let us understand this simple fact, and that is we can receive the desires of our hearts by taking them directly to God in prayer. Listen to what the Apostle Paul tells us to do, he says, “The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.” (1Timothy 2:1-3 MSG)
Our prayers avails much, God has provided us with the Holy Spirit to intercede for us, so know that you have a direct prayer line to God and He will answer your prayer request. Think not that you do not know how are what to pray for but think on these words of wisdom as they speak directly to your heart and say: “The moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter, He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. (Romans 8:26-28 MSG) Now CHILDREN OF GOD, pray, “AND BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN HAVE THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART!”
- Praying in the spirit using the word of God: Beginning to pray Entry 1 (introspectionbynikita.wordpress.com)
- The Interceding Prayer (avoicethatcries04.wordpress.com)
- My Prayer Game (scottanthonyhunt.wordpress.com)
- Prayer for Our Enemies? Really? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- Psalm 61:1 NKJV – Hear my prayer (pagprayer.wordpress.com)
- Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done (devotionsinmotion.wordpress.com)
- Aim for the Glorification of God (thefollowersofchrist.wordpress.com)