June 11, 2019

Be Mindful What You Ask for and Your Purpose Behind It!

There are universal principles and laws that are in effect in our world and they operate at the quantum energetic level. These principles and laws are extremely powerful. I personally operate from the belief that there is One who created these principles and laws. We are responsible and accountable to follow them if we want the best outcomes for our life.

If we follow the proper use of electricity, it can be beneficial in our lives. If we fail to follow the principles of operation, it can have a deadly result.

God’s Word is very specific on the topic of prayer. “Ask and it will be given” (Matthew 7:7). But there are conditions for us to meet. Matthew 8:13, “Jesus said ‘It will be done just as you believed it would.’” Then, in Mark 11:23-24 we read where Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. {24} Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Not only are there conditions to be met, there are also hindrances that can also impact responses to prayer. R.A. Torrey lists three in his book, “Power-Filled Living” which I want to share with you.

1. Selfish prayers. James 4:3, “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” Be sure your motives and intentions are in alignment with God and His Word.

2. Sinful actions: The word “sin’ is not something which many people can connect with today, but the universal principle and laws are still active. Isaiah 59:1-2 declares, Surely the arm of Yahweh is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. {{2} But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” When there is conflict and rebellion in a relationship, communication is one of the areas that is negatively impacted. Sin is choosing to ignore, or rebel against the universal principles and laws of relationship.

3. Who comes first?: Ezekiel 14:3 declares, “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?”

A self centred ego is not your friend. Yes you need to take time for yourself, but if you are the centre of your universe, you will not have healthy relationships and that includes one with God.

When we choose to accept and even implement hindrances to answered prayer in our life it will impact our outcomes. Do not blame God when the answer does not appear. Follow the universal principles God has given you and you will receive an answer. It might be different than you asked for, but remember you are not God and do not always know what is best. He does. Trust Him! Be mindful what you ask for and your purpose behind it!

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