Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A DELAY IS NOT A DENIAL - Special-The Lord's Prayer

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Good Evening To ALL!


My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. Psalm 31:15

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The above verse was written and said by David, showing that he had complete trust in the Lord in every way.

How many out there have at one time or another thought you had waited and decided that the Lord was denying your request so you gave up? Come on! Raise your hands! I know I'm not the only one!

In actuality, God had not denied our petitions. He was waiting for the right time. We must remember that our time is NOT God's time. As a matter of fact, God doesn't have a time-line. That is way He can see our past, present and future. He never had a beginning and He will never end. That is what eternal means. As the Bible says a day is like a thousand years.

We must wait on the Lord. He knows what 's best for us. Therefore, He will answer us when His time is right. I can't count the times that I gave up on God's timing and decided to "help myself". Boy! Was that a mistake! When I do that I usually end up[ making a mess of things. God knows just the right time to make things happen.

Just because we may have to wait a long time does not mean the answer is no. Sometimes whatever we are waiting for needs something else to fall into place first. Sometimes God wants us to wait because we may not be mature enough to handle what will transpire when He answers this prayer.

I like the way Joyce Meyer says it in her book "Hearing GOD Each Morning". Many delays are "divine delays." They are designed by God to do a work in us that needs to be done. If we continue serving God faithfully even during times of darkness, we develop strong godly character. Some GOOD examples are Joseph who waited 13 years to see the answers to his prayers come about. Another one is Abraham who waited 20. Now that's what I call faithfulness to God.

We through cliches out about this right and left such as "patience has never been one of my virtues", or "it was worth the wait". We say these comments, but do we mean them? The first one, well, if patience isn't one of our virtues, then we need to pray and talk to God about it, because it is one of the "fruits of the Spirit", and these things we should ALL strive to have.

God promises to deliver us from our enemies, but we must remember to pray for them, because this is something God says to do.

must Learn to wait peacefully , or a lot of our life may be miserable and we can blame no one but ourselves. We are Christians. We know what to do. We know what is right.

Also, another note to remember is in John, Jesus tells us if God's Words abide in us and we in Him, then anything we ask in His names will be given to us as long as what we ask is in His will.

Remember, don't give up on God so easily. Wait on Him to decide when the time is right. You will definitely be rewarded.

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T H E L O R D ' S P R A Y E R ( BROKEN DOWN)

1. Praise and Sovereignty -Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed by thy name (means to *revere Him) * to regard with respect tinged with awe.

2.
Submission and Invitation - Thy kingdom come
, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, (We submit all of this to Him. It is an act of dependence.)

3. Petition and Provision - Give us this day our daily bread.
( I have heard two different meanings of this) (1) it is talking about the manna (provision-food), and also (2) referring to God's Word as "bread".

4. Confession and Forgiveness - Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. (Confession, and forgive is in the same measure ) In other words, we must forgive just as much as we need forgiving.

5. Spiritual Protection - Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

6. Praise and Agreement - For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory for ever.

7. Amen - So be it. I give you permission and agree with your ways.

Good Night to All and May God Bless!




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1 comment:

Lynette said...

thanks
i never saw the prayer broken down into the parts before
making it a complete prayer
as we should pray.
what a great lesson

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