(How do I get God's attention? What does God want? Will He tell me what He wants? He will reveal to us what He wants, to get His attention.) WARNING: COULD CAUSE INTENSE REJOICING WHILE READING
What is prayer? Is it just a Band-Aid when I have a need or problem? Can I just go my own way ignoring God, and then when I have a need, cry out, God I need some help here! Will God hear me like that? But, God, you said you would heal my body, and God you said you would give me peace, and God you said you would meet my need according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Whatís going on? Why are you ignoring me? Why wonít you answer my prayers? Huh, God, huh?
God Who knows everything about us, is watching us, and crossing His arms, and shaking His head at our audacity at expecting Him to be at our beacon call whenever we want, while we just go our own little way, doing our own little thing, doing whatever we want, when we want. Why should God answer us?
What does Godís Word say on this subject?
James 4:2 the very last part: You do not have because you do not ask. 3 Or you do ask God for them, and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose, and selfish motives.
Are we faithful to God? Do we love God? If we love Him, we will obey Him. Doesnít that make sense to us? Without holiness, we will never see the Lord. What does God get from us in exchange for His help, support and protection? Do we have anything to offer God? Iím nothing; what could I possibly have to offer God? You have exactly what God needs. Me? What is that? I want your heart. I want your desires. I want your mind. I want your thoughts. I want your behavior. I want your body. I want your obedience. Present ourselves to Him as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Him.
Some would say, Oh, thatís too much! I canít give that much! Why not? Jesus gave everything for us. He died a horrible death for us. He went to hell and lived through torment for us. Shouldnít we be willing to give ourselves to Him, after what He gave for us? He gave everything He had for us. Nothing I give to Him will be able to compare to what He gave for me. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Doesnít He deserve my all?
Oh, my brother and sister, you canít out give God! You give God your life, and He will so give to you, He will so pour Himself into your life, that you will stand in awe of what He will do for you. He will amaze you. He will astonish your mind. You canít even imagine the wisdom He will give you. You will get glimpses into the realm of Godís kingdom. He will so heal your body, that you will wonder, why did I take so long to do this?? He will so set your mind and emotions free, that you will be so in awe, at the wonders of God, and how so so good He is to do this for me. Me, He did this for me. Wow! God really does love me! He loves me! Oh, Glory to God, He loves me! I love You so much, Jesus, so so much! You are so good to me! I donít know why You love me so much, but I am so glad You do! Thank You so much for loving me, and blessing me, and healing my messed up body, and healing my messed up emotions. I will give You anything You want for setting me free from that misery and torment, anything You want God, You got it. I will be a vessel of gold for You to use any way You want. Thank You for choosing me!
Does that sound too hard? I challenge you to give God one year of your life, and I promise that in one year if God doesnít totally bless your socks off, you can call me a liar. But, I know you will be saying, she was right. Oh wow, she was right. I am free!! I am free! I am well! Thank You God! Thank You oh Merciful Lord, for loving and caring for me! I bow my knees to You.
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Good read Caroline. It often seems like God does not hear us, but we need to have faith that He will work things out in just the right way.
Very well written. I enjoyed worshiping our LORD with you, through your written word. In my 12 step program, I often challenge people to ask GOD to reveal Himself to them. I say that if they ask GOD to reveal Himself every day for 30 days, they will have results. Then I ask GOD to back me up. So far every one who asked GOD to reveal Himself has found GOD.
What a WONDERFUL article for all to read,and so very true. Although I think it might take a little longer than one year! Got to start somewhere!!!!! I do love your writing,...so joyful.GOD BLESS YOU SISTER. Elizabeth.
I HAVE READ THIS ARTICLE MANY TIMES AND I FEEL SO MUCH CALM NOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH
It's so true we can't out give God. I am awed by the blessings he continues to bestow on me. Well written article, thanks for sharing.
This article touched my heart tonight.