Friday, August 26, 2016
Silence Of God
Bible Questions Answered:
“I pray but no answer. ...”
Sophie/ Flevoland, Netherlands
First of all, we must seek God's will and not our own.
Matthew 26:39 KJV
And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Matthew 23:12 KJV
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
I Peter 5:6 KJV
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time:
James 4:6,10 KJV
6 But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of The Lord, and He shall lift you up.
Secondly, we must be a people of patience, God has a plan for our life.
Hebrews 10:36 KJV
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Psalm 37:9,23 KJV
9 “...those that wait upon The Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by The Lord: and He delighteth in his way.
Psalm 48:14 KJV
For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our Guide even unto death.
Psalm 119:133 KJV
Order my steps in thy Word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
Proverbs 16:9 KJV
A man's heart deviseth his way: but The Lord directeth his steps.
Proverbs 20:24 NLT
The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
Thirdly, we must be sure, what we ask in prayer is in God's Word.
John 7:17 KJV
If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
John 15:7 KJV
If ye abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Ephesians 6:6 KJV
"... as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
James 4:15 KJV
For that ye ought to say, If The Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
I John 3:19-24 KJV
19 And hereby we know that we are of The Truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
23 And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
24 And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by The Spirit which He hath given us.
I John 5:14,15 KJV
14 And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us:
15 And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.
When we pray, may we pray seeking God's will, in humility. Patiently, may we wait upon The Lord, making sure that what we have prayed for, is God's Word.
Psalm 34:15 KJV
The eyes of The Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.
I Peter 3:12 KJV
For the eyes of The Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of The Lord is against them that do evil.