The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
Prayer, What to Ask For
was a town in the Midwest that was having a sever dry spell... the town churches
called for a prayer meeting in the town square to pray for rain. Hundreds of
people were there to pray for rain yet only one small boy brought an UMBRELLA.
How often to we hedge our own prayers with a built in "well I guess it was not God's will" when we do not seem to get an answer? Could this build in hedge actually be a lack of faith to begin with that will block the answer? Do we not often add "if it is your will?" and but do it in a way that it is almost an escape clause?
How can we prevent this?
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Philippians 2:5
The more we become like Jesus, the more our prayer will fall into His will... You ever been married for a long time? Every start "thinking" like your husband or your wife (yea, scary isn't it) Every complete what they are saying before they say it? Is that not because we know each other so well we start thinking like them? Why then do we not know our Lord so well we start thinking like HIM? Is not this what this verse is telling us to do?
Lets look at another verse:
Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalms 37:4
Often we hear people say we can get whatever we want if we delight ourselves in the Lord. Sort of like a blank check...I desire a new car and bingo it is there... Ok now I want a boat....
Is not there another way to look at it? That when we become more Christ like, we will desire what HE wants in our life?
If we pray according to Scripture we will be praying according to God's will. Ever hear someone pray "Dear God please save so and so if it be Your will...." Hog wash folks... in this case we KNOW it is God's will for HE said
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9
Have you ever had your child come to you for something and repeat what you told them in the request... "You told me that you would..." ? We need to do that with God also... Use HIS word when pray...pray scripture. when asking for someone's illness, use the scripture that tells about healing.. when we pray for salvation, pray for the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to tell them about the Lord (but remember YOU may well be the laborer that someone else is praying for to tell their loved one about Christ)
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Luke 10:2
Make sure there is no hidden sin Ps 66:18, Is 59:2
Ask God to assess you with the prayer in Ps 139:23,24
Keep a right relationship with God first, then with your husband or wife. 1 Peter 3
Ask for the right reasons James 4:3
Believe James 1:6
Please the Lord 1 John 3:22
Father, We love You. We praise You for being You... for salvation, for teaching us, for helping is to be more like Jesus..
We thank you, we praise you for what You are doing in the lives of these Shatterd Men and Women.
We ask that You continue to heal them, to comfort them and to encourage each and every one. Meet their every need Lord. For the broken homes...rebuild them Lord. For the broken hearts, mend them... for the broken spirits encourage them.... for the depressed, lift them up....for the sick.....heal them.....for the weary and the heavy laden....lift their burden.....for the bitter.....teach them forgiveness...... for the lonely....be their friend that sticks closer then a brother.....for the lost.....give them eternal life by helping them to see their need to call out to YOU
We ask these things by the POWER of the BLOOD of the LAMB
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JUNE is Domestic Violence Against Men Awareness Month