Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Early Mornin'-prayer Devo: Why should we keep asking?

Why should we keep asking? by @kurtwvs

What’s the reason why you and I should keep on asking God? 

Good question huh!

Well...  it’s because this is God’s ordained way of giving you what you need. He loves to do that, and He isn’t indifferent or reluctant at all. No He is very generous and totally mindful of you! That's why we should request with thanksgiving, and why we should listen to Him closely and quickly obey. He is a trustworthy God - the only One!    

"Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words." ~ Daniel 10:12

Have you ever prayed about something multiple times and yet.. there sadly seemed to be no response from God in heaven?

Perhaps you’ve been praying about a certain situation a whole lot, and yet it really seemed as though the heavens were made of brass and that God wasn't even listening to your prayers.

Be encouraged in the Lord today! Let me say that God is listening to ever word from you and He does cares! There could be several reasons why your heavenly Father did not answer you as quickly as you had hoped.

A spiritual battle could be fiercely raging in the third heaven that you have no way of knowing about. Yes, there is a seen world around us and an unseen world. Of course there are many people teaching non-biblical, very exotic, and even strange things regarding spiritual warfare today.  But just the same, please know that God does have some things to say about this stuff.

The Bible makes it clear that there is indeed a supernatural realm so to speak ..that functions right alongside the natural realm. And there is a thin wall if you will.. that divides both the seen and the unseen worlds.  

In this supernatural world that I am trying to describe to you (but hey, there are not so many words in our language to use..), things are happening when we believers pray! From reading the Word, it would appear that angels (rebellious and non-fallen) are clashing together in violent skirmishes at times. We read about a rout and a tearing loose if you will ..yes, of one side that flees in retreat. We read about angelic victory that’s gained via ferocious conquest.

So glad that God’s team wins! Aren’t you happy about that? 

God is so much more powerful that all! Are you ready to win and join His team?

We just can’t always know all the details about this battle that is raging on. Where the Bible is silent we need to be silent …rather than dogmatic as some preachers foolishly opt to be.  

Anyway, I guess you could say that misery wants company.. for all eternity. Yes, Mr Lu-Cifer and his minions earnestly seek to rip off, to murder, and to wipe precious people out like ruthless inner rib-kicking city gang with blades.. or like a forceful Tsunami wave of hate. He seeks to use lies, deception and vice to drag off as many people as he can into the lake that ceaselessly burns with fire. There is a whole lot at stake for us down here, and that is why we are called to intercede for lost and saved people.

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” ~ Jesus, John 10:10

But think about that angel again that finally appeared to Dan saying, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words" (Dan. 10:12).

We don’t always hear a reason on this side, but this angel essentially told humble Daniel the specific reason for the delay in his prayer being answered: "Twenty-one days ago, your prayer was heard in heaven, and an answer was sent. I was bringing the answer, and I was stopped by a high-ranking demon that opposed me. So the great archangel Michael was dispatched to deliver me from this dilemma. And then I was freed to bring the answer to you."

Ask and by biblical faith receive what you ask for! Sometimes the only problem with our receiving is that we haven’t asked. Yes, you have not because you ask not.

“I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” ~ John 16:23, niv

Jesus said we all are to ask if we desire to receive. And I say that we pray very specifically and not give up.

“Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much!” ~ Anon.

So feel free to ask! Do it with confidence, believer. Because Jesus said that if we ask we will receive. Keep hitting the floor boards with your knees for your friends, family and foes. Ask God to convict, to convince, to cancel out the debt, and to carry them. Perhaps you need to turn from your sins to Christ and receive His forgiveness of sins because of His cross and His bloodshed on that cross? Ask! What greater Gift is there than to receive the Forgiver and His sweet forgiveness? There is none that compares! See Fish4Souls.org
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