I know He does…

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Do you think God answers your prayers?

I know He does.

People will say, “I keep praying and asking God for…(fill in the blank).”  I use to pray and  ask God for something, over and over and over, too.

Did I think God didn’t hear me the first time? Was I showing faith when I’d keep asking, and asking, and asking, which at some point turns into begging, does it not? O me of little faith. That wasn’t a typo, I said “me” :)

So, a few years back, I started asking God for something, once. The next time I prayed, I’d thank Him for what I asked Him for the last time I prayed. I kept thanking Him from that point on.

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Now when I pray it’s full of “thank you God for (insert what I asked Him for)” even before I have received it. After He answers that prayer, I keep thanking Him for it.

I am still thanking Him for things He gave me years and years ago. I’m also still thanking Him for things I’ve asked for, but are not yet received.

My prayers seem to be answered a lot more quickly.

Is it because I’m not begging God by asking over and over? Or, is it because I’m showing Him faith, and giving Him thanks, in return, He is blessing me with what I’m asking of Him?

 

 

3/21/2017

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So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from amongst the just,
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing if teeth. –Matthew 13:49-50

And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? –Matthew 14:31

Living Proof

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Down my face the tears were flowing
Panic, anxiousness ever growing
Repeatedly telling myself I’ll be fine
Hoping one day tranquility would be mine
Finality came I could bear no more
God poured out His love and filled me to my core
If we come to Him with an open heart and truth
God will have mercy on us, of this I’m living proof

3/20/2017

For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back? –Isaiah 14:27

And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me. –Matthew 11:6

DSC00078The son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children. –Matthew 11:19

Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and my burden is light. –Matthew 11:28-30

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. –Matthew 12:34

kristina-flour-185592But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. –Matthew 12:36

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. –Matthew 12:37

 

 

3/19/2017

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Behold God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: For the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. –Isaiah 12:2

He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn.
But when the people were put forth, He went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. –Matthew 9:24-25

Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven. –Matthew 10:32-33

3/18/2017

And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation, which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory? –Isaiah 10:3

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye. –Matthew 7:5

And He saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? The He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. –Matthew 8:26

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3/17/2017

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Sanctify The LORD of hosts Himself: and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. –Isaiah 8:13

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. –Isaiah 8:20

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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. –Matthew 5:16

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. –Matthew 6:6

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For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. –Matthew 6:14-15

 

 

 

The Only One…

I was having a conversation with my mom about God, surprise, surprise :) But she said something that just clicked in me and I couldn’t wait to write about it.

She said, “I’m so glad I have God to talk to.” The reply that just fell out of my mouth and birthed this blog was, “He is the only One you really can talk to.”

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That began a whole conversation between us and a profound realization on my part.

God is the only One you really can tell everything to, I mean I can tell my mom, sister, and husband everything, but I will be careful how I word things, so that I don’t worry them about certain situations. With God, I can tell Him just what I feel, and just how I feel it.

Why? Because He already knows. He is right there in my head, knowing every thought before I have it. Scary place, my head,  but not for Him :)

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There are no secrets from Him. No holds barred, no sugar coating needed. The freedom to say everything I am thinking, feeling, want to do, emotion, anger, sadness, disappointment without fear, no fear that He will not understand or that He will never speak to me again. No fear.

We can tell Him things that we can’t tell our parents, spouses, siblings or friends, and we can tell Him in the way we really mean it without having to word it in a way that won’t cause our love ones to worry. (or think we’ve totally lost it)

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We can always count on Him, 24 hours a day to listen. He is never too busy. We don’t have to give Him a minute to finish up what He’s doing, or just wait until tomorrow. We don’t have to make and appointment, or get in line. We never get His voice mail. He never has another call. We are never bothering or interrupting Him. We never have to worry that we will wake Him up if we need Him in the middle of the night. He is always home. He’s never too tired. You get the point.

We don’t have to worry if it’s a good time for Him. With Him and us, it’s always a good time.brooke-campbell-44085

Talk to the One that already knows what you are feeling. Ask the only One who is always willing and able to help you. Talk to the One, who loves you more than you can measure or comprehend.

Talk to the One who created you, and knows you better than you know yourself.

 

 

3/16/2017

The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.–1 Samuel 24:12

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And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. –Matthew 4:3-4

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. –Matthew 4:7

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The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. –Matthew 4:16

3/15/2017

And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. –Isaiah 3:5

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins. –Matthew 1:21

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