Summary: Does God hear my prayers? the answer is a resounding yes !!! the most powerful message I’ve ever ministered.
Just pray already.
Last Sunday night we talked about overcoming anxiety. We gave biblical steps to beat depression, worry fear, and fretfullness.
1.-seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all of these things shall be added unto you.
2-Ps. 34:14-seek peace and pursue it.
3-Is. 26:3 I will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon me.
Were going to pick up where we left off, and then head on to what thus saith the Lord.
Phil.4:6-7 Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
`The modern day translation of this scripture would say something along the lines of this.
6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
Worrying about a certain situation in your life, whatever it may be, does not make it any better. Am I going to have enough to pay the bills? Does not pay your bills. Paul wrote here under inspiration of the spirit-don’t worry about it.
If you’re going to spend the time to think about it, then you might as well spend the time and pray about it.
On the same token, if you’re going to sit around and complain about it, why don’t you sit around and pray about it.
Paul said don’t just pray, but give thanks while you do it. Lord I thank you that you have delivered me out of this situation. Lord I thank you that you’ve given me favor on the worksite, I thank you for your word, which says by your stripes I am healed.
When we complain about the things that are wrong in our lives, we actually plant seeds of disbelief, confusion, and strife. You’re words are seeds. As in any garden, the more you sow, the more that grows. What comes out of your mouth will ultimately determine your harvest.
In Numbers 11, we see that when the people complained, it displeased the Lord, and when the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled against them, and he consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
In the same chapter, a great sickness came upon the complainers, and they died because of their complaining.
In Num. 12- Miriam complained, and her body was covered with leprosy.
In Num.14- 10 of the spies who were sent into the land came back with a complaining spirit, and they all died.
It may have appeared as though there were giants in the land. It may have seemed as though they were outnumbered, but the bible says, that the report that they brought back was an evil report.
This is why the bible says, what so ever is not of faith is sin. If you are speaking contrary to the promises of God, then do not expect to recieve a blessing from him.
The complainers will not receive the promises of God. It would break the law of the bible of sowing and reaping. And we know that God is not a man that he should lie, nor the son of man that he should change his mind.