PRAYER

God... I need you...I think?

We are Life’s Experiment that there is a God!

What is prayer? Prayer is expressing outside what you are going through inside. Some people pray for change, other people may pray for  things to remain the same. The point is this, prayer changes things. The biggest change that prayer brings about is the change in you. How have you been perceiving your life in reference to other people? Are you really as alone as you think?

Why do you pray? Well, you have to believe that God will intervene on your behalf to change what you are going through. Most of the time God ‘changes you’ in the situation. If you are weak;  He makes you strong, yet the situation remains the same.

God is not into catering to you and your whims; He’s into making you… greater.

You  recognize that in your life there is a problem you cannot handle. Granted the Word of God says there is nothing new under the sun; we still think that life, good and bad is not going to happen to us. Some how we are better than everyone else and undeserving of the impending doom… Oh Lord not me, not mine… I’m a Christian! That’s the point you are being made into one,… a Christian.

Ecclesiastes 1:9

  • Amplified Bible
    The thing that has been–it is what will be again, and that which has been done is that which will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun.

We are intrinsically selfish people. Sharing does not come naturally it is a learned behavior. Our prayers reflect are selfishness. This is why most prayers are selfish; driven out of greed, lust, rebellion, mistrust, bitterness and hate. You direct your prayers from your own perspective, not caring how the answer you want will affect the lives of other people and what they might want.

Example, praying to God for a whole person and you are broken; what if they want a whole person.

This recognition of needing help is brought on by the hole you dug and seemly you can’t get out of it. In short there is something bigger then you and you need help.

Prayer mirrors the wretchedness of your soul…

So what is happening at this point? You are accepting that there is an issue in your life that needs help and you just can’t do it on your own any more. This my friend is humbling.

Now, you see with clarity what life is about, the struggle, the captivity, the sweet release of deliverance through answered prayer.

Humility provokes your end and claim on the situation, now God can begin. God knows He can do it, the problem was, you thought you could do it. Humility is realizing your limitation to yourself, those around you and the situation. You too will enjoy the freedom of humility. I humble myself to God because I can’t do it and He can do it because He loves me. I am now enlarged by God’s willingness, love and ability. Humility allows me greater trust, love and dependence on God to be my God in every situation. Burdens lifted because God can and God will; deliverances occur because of God’s Mercy and my humility. My littleness becomes God’s Greatness in me.

Proverbs 16:3

  • Amplified Bible
    Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.

Change does not always feel good, but it’s good for you.

Why would you want to hold on to your situation? Your pride!!! When you give your problem to God you realize for the first time that you can’t handle it, but it’s O.K. This is unnerving to depended totally on someone other than yourself for a solution that you will not be able to control. You can now enjoy life without the cares, without the problems, and without the hurts that humility through the submission of prayer has afforded you. John 10:10 is now your reality.

John 10:10

  • King James Version
    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

GOD IS LOVE, LOVE CONQUERS ALL…
Much love,
Pastor Harris

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