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My Theory on why God answers prayer….or doesn’t sometimes…..

I think God answers prayer so we will know who He is. In Part We know him as provider when he provides. As healer when he heals, and as saviour when he saves. Deliverer when he makes us a free of a mindset or bondage we’ve been in, and teacher when he instructs us. We know him as Father, Protector and Leader …And disciplinarian and friend. 

I found a clue in this passage of scripture today and began to think about it. 

Exodus 9:29
  • Moses replied, “When I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands in prayer to the Lord. The thunder will stop and there will be no more hail, so you may know that the earth is the Lord’s. 

So you may know…….He did the same thing with Elijah and with Jesus “So you may know……” (what God looks like, what he thinks, what he does) ………

It may be silly but If I want to KNOW my Father I need to read “the whole book’ …..I don’t read it to show off, or look important! I read it to KNOW HIM! 

I can honestly say I”ve come to know God as provider, protector, deliverer, and friend. He is comfort he is Restorer……..He Is most certainly Love! but if we define love as always getting our way we won’t believe God loves us. No he doesn’t answer every prayer. “Because ye ask amiss” James exhorts…….

Some theologans then decide you can never pray for a bicycle for your child (because it’s asking amiss! God knows your heart! He is your FATHER (in Heaven) He knows what is good for us, and what isnt! HE DOES Love to suprise us too! If you never ask for something silly, you will never come to know that he cares (about certain things you didn’t think he cared about!). 

AMISS is not caring what God wants! I want what I want! It’s a covenant people! Him and you! You and him! KNOWING EACH OTHER (and what the other wants) This is what Jesus meant when he said “make them one with you as you and I are one” 

I want to share something I started praying a long time ago. “Father help me pray prayers you will answer” ……then I wait, I do pray in the spirit….

I dont pray the way every one wants me to all the time! why? Because  I asked him how I should pray! and not for MY WAY but I have learned how I have learned, truly HIS way is better than mine. Always! HIS way is better than mine. And God doesn’t send trials my way the devil does! God’s always GOOD the devil (always bad) We let the enemy in at times THE DICIPLINE OF GOD (asking for correction) is to have him show you how YOU are letting the enemy in! I tell ya I was so jumpy about asking God for correction the first few times but it’s a BLESSED THING to not get my way! And have him show me HIS! 

I know it seems like double talk to say ask and you’ll receive and then say God says no to some stuff ASK HIM WHAT he wants to do! (for you) this is about relationships! WE are not serving a God that is distant, or aloof or doesn’t WANT US To know him! HE WANTS US TO KNOW HIM! ……..Everything he does is to HELP US know him Better!! If we would only just get that! and not think he’s on our case all the time, or holding out on us! 

He Just …..WANTS US TO KNOW HIM! I promise He really does! 

With Love! by Laura Grace Author, speaker. your sister in Christ-and stay tuned for my upcoming book! it’s going to be great 🙂 

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Together we’re stronger! (Three cord strand) and Prayers of the People

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Greetings! Well a long time ago someone found this scripture and God revealed to them it was a great tool in the Journey of Prayer:

Ecclesiastes 4:12
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
When People stand together in Prayer and Faith believing, Great things happen! Many Prayed with fervor, Peter was let out of Prison. People cried to the Lord, Moses showed up! 
There is strength in numbers, whether it’s prayer or just getting a big job done. 
So…..it’s a good thing to find someone who agrees with your Prayer and ask them to agree in prayer with you! Remember, everyone has to know what they are believing for (first) Otherwise it’s double-minded or maybe even wishy washy!
IF WE  all agree we are going to push the car (over there) so we push it in that direction and it moves! So we have to agree on things first like “God does not want Peter in Prison let’s pray he gets out” (which is what they did!) They all prayed Saul would stop killing Christians! Guess what? HE GOT SAVED! ……..WOW …..Powerful! 
I just love it when the Lord orchestrates a group of people to believe for something! and they all agree! They can literally move heaven and earth with their prayers, because God agrees with them! what an awesome thing! 
With Love, 
Laura Grace