"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Friday, May 31, 2013

THE PRAYER THAT NEVER FAILS

“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”  So He said to them, “ When ye pray, say: “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”   Luke 11:1-2 NKJV

This is known as “The Lords’ prayer, but Jesus’ disciples’ had watched and heard Him pray.  They knew that He prayed constantly and fervently and they wanted the same kind of relationship with God that Jesus had.  They wanted to know how to pray to God the Father, just as they saw and heard Jesus pray to the Father.

How many times have we said the Lord’s Prayer and used the word’s “Thy will be done on earth as in heaven”, and not given them really a second thought of what we REALLY are saying?  When we say “Thy will be done,” we are saying God I give this situation entirely to you. I will accept your decision on how best to take care of it. I now leave it entirely up to you, I will pray constantly for your will to be done and I am convinced that the way you answer will be the best.  You are eternal, all knowing and all powerful; God, you know the beginning from the end only YOU know the best answer to this need. I am leaving the answer entirely up to you, not my will but Yours be done in this matter. 

Dear Reader this is not playing around with God this is complete trust in God to make the best decision for the problem, and to bring honor and glory to His Name, and to cover us completely with His love and His Mercy for us.

The Bible tells us to “pray without ceasing”, not just when there is an emergency or crisis, praying without ceasing is to be in a constant communication with God, keeping in mind that His greatest desire is for us to be his children, obedient to His Word and live our lives completely committed to His Will for our lives.
If Gods’ Will is not what we personally wanted, or prayed for, the spiritual part of us will automatically seek to be at peace with Gods’ answer, but the earthly, fleshly part of us will be sad, sometimes mad, angry and so very confused.

 Dear friends God knows this and He wants us to climb up in His Lap and ask Him to hold us while we cry. If we listen we can hear Him gently speak to us as we Hear His Precious Holy Spirit say to us, “My child I love you, go ahead and cry it is okay, My child when you hurt, I hurt also, just keep trusting me and I will help you get to the place in your love and faith in my Love for you, that you will be able to go on with life until you can be at peace with my answer for this problem.

Love God with all your heart, mind and being, He will NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE US, BUT WILL GO WITH US TO THE END.

Love Gloria

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2 comments:

Thelma Strobl said...

Amen Sister Gloria. amen. Love you and love your blog post.

Dianne Edwards said...

Mrs Gloria,This has hit home to me today I have had a burden for over 12 years I have worried -I have prayer-I have cried- I see no hope that it will work out but one way and I hope and pray that it is God's way also but if it don't I know it will work out better than I think it will his way is always the very Best way. It is so hard for me to leave it with the Lord I give it to him completely and in no time I have picked it up and am worrying about it again and I realize what I have done and I give it to him again and it goes on and on my time and God's time is not the same time..Thanks for sharing Dianne Edwards