Stop Worrying and Tell God what you Need

How is your walk with the Lord? satan is always out to destroy your relationship with God and one of his target zones is your prayer life.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and
thank him for all he has done.
 Philippians 4:6

God desires a relationship with you. In fact, the bible says to pray at all times, without ceasing.  There are times when we find quiet hidden time to spend time with Him, yet other times we are wrapped up  in busyness. I love the short prayers of Nehemiah, even though he was busy at work for the king or at work with the people, he constantly spoke to the Lord, lifting up His requests throughout the moments of his day.

When we pray, we are before God’s throne – seated in heavenly places. You see, because of what Jesus did for us, we have this great gift. Don’t cast it aside or consider nothing, because it is a great gift. Because of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit – we are before the Lord, making our requests known to God, lifting up our praises and offering thanksgiving.

You don’t have to copy the way others pray or repeat the same prayer over and over – God knows you, He created you, He made your heart and understands you. Just go to Him,  the bible says even when we don’t know what to say, the Holy Spirit intercedes for you on your behalf.  How amazing is that!

Jesus said : “DO NOT  worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing.  Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds!  Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?  And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?

“LOOK at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. 30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom”

  We are commanded not to worry and that starts with disciplining yourself and not allowing your mind to wander off into fears and worry. If all your steps are ordered by the Lord and since He loves you dearly, you know that you trust in Him. Lift your head up, your help comes from the Lord.

God did not fill you with a spirit of fear, weakness, or of unsound mind. If you are a follower of Christ, you have been given a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.

Proverbs 31: definition of a Virtuous Woman :  SHE LAUGHS WITHOUT FEAR OF THE FUTURE, She is clothed with strength and dignity

ALWAYS PRAY AND NEVER GIVE UP. (LUKE 18:1), another verse tells us to ask and keep on asking, knock and KEEP ON. Be persistent in your prayers. I like the parable from Luke 18 of the annoying woman and the wicked king : 

 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.  “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people,  but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.  Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?  I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

The bible tells us to fix our thoughts and this is key to three things:

  1. knowing God’s will for your life
  2.  being transformed into a new creation and
  3.  having God’s peace guard you heart and mind.

My thought test: (according to Phil 4:8)

  • is it true?
  • Is it praiseworthy?
  • is it righteous?
  • is it honorable?
  • is it pure?
  • is it just?
  • is it lovely?
  • is it of good report?
  • is it virtuous?
HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD
  • “Listen to me, you who know right from wrong, you who cherish my law in your hearts. Do not be afraid of people’s scorn, nor fear their insults. Isaiah 51:7
  •  Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” Isaiah 35:4
  • Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered.  They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. Ps 112:5-7
  •  Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous.Be strong. And do everything with love. 1 Cor 16:13-14

Faith is dead without good works (James 2:26) and Good works are nothing without love 1 Corinthians 13

Where will you stand during the Final Judgment ?
On the left or on the right?

When Jesus returns in His glory with His angels with Him, He will sit upon His throne. All the nations will stand before Him as He separates each person as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

The sheep (righteous) at His right hand, the goats (cursed) at His left.

 To the sheep (righteous) on the right, He will say : “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.  I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
and they will reply: 
 ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

   To those on His left, He will say, “Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink.  I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
and they will reply :
 ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’

And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’

“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.” Matthew 25

AND FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD , BUT WORKS WITHOUT LOVE PROFITS YOU NOTHING

Love is 

  • Love is patient
  • kind
  • Love is not jealous
  • or boastful
  • or proud
  •  or rude
  • Love does not demand its own way
  • Love is not irritable
  • Love keeps no record of being wronged
  • Love does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out
  •  Love never gives up
  • Love never loses faith
  • Love is always hopeful
  • Love endures through every circumstance (1 Corinthians 13)
   PRAY ABOUT IT, pray at all times, on every occasion. If you ask anything according to His will, He will hear you, for the prayer of the righteous has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16, 1 John 5:14 and Eph 6:18

There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while,  So be truly glad.  1 Peter 1:6

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