How To Pray Effectively

Prayers To God – How To Pray Effectively

How to pray effectively when offering prayers to God? It’s real simple. Not a lot of formality is required nor rituals involved. That’s right, God wants to hear from you now. The Bible tells us, “Men ought always to pray!” (Luke 18:1) God wants us to pray always, to tell Him about the things we want and/or need. What’s that you ask? If God is all powerful and He knows what we want and/or need before we ask, why do we have to pray to ask Him for them? Sounds pointless right?

The answer to that question is simple. God gave the human race complete authority in the earth. In fact, the Bible says that God gave our first parents ‘dominion over all the earth’.

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth” (Genesis 1:26 NKJV)

Because we humans have dominion in the earth, God will not interfere with our free will, or get involved in our lives unless we ask Him to. That’s where prayers to God come in. And because God loves us so much and really does want to be involved in our lives, He has given us prayer as a means by which we can invite Him to get involved in our lives.

How To Pray Effectively-What We Shouldn’t Do

Most of the time it is easy for us to know what we want to pray for or about, but not everyone is sure about how to pray, so that they can be sure that God will hear them. Believe it or not, there are actually wrong ways to pray. The Bible tells us not only how we should pray to God, but things we shouldn’t do when we pray. Here are some of the things that the Bible has to say about praying, and what we should and shouldn’t do when we pray. Keep reading >>>

God Has A Plan

God Has A Plan For YouGod Has A Plan For Your Life

Are you feeling down today? Perhaps a little depressed or even lonely? Whatever might ail you today, find comfort knowing that God has a plan for you. I know from experience that it is not easy sometimes to “snap” yourself out of these emotions. You feel paralyzed and helpless. So what should you do?

Turn to Jesus and His word. Spend time each day meditating on the word of God. By doing this you will be drawing near to God and when you do, God will draw near to you.

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”. (James 4:8 NKJV)

God Has A Plan For You – God’s Promise

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”(Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

Once you enter into a relationship with God, you’ll see how your life will begin to turn around. Your state of mind will be refreshed and rejuvenated through the Holy Spirit who resides in you. You will be better able to focus more clearly on your future and see that good things are in front of you. Your worse days will now be behind you.

God has a plan for you. His promise to you as stated in the scripture above is God has a plan, plans to “prosper you….and to give you hope and a future”. You know He would not make a promise He could not keep. So instead of focusing on when the “promise to prosper you” will happen, focus instead and rest on His unconditional love. Allow His love to manifest and take root deep down in your heart knowing God will give you’re the very desires of your heart.

Since you can’t see into the future what’s the point of trying to do so. That’s God’s job. He has your future all planned out. He has you covered. So your journey now has nothing to do with any setbacks you may encounter along the way. And chances are you will experience some setbacks. But instead focus on your journey in Christ Jesus. Find comfort knowing that the Creator of the universe goes before you and makes your crooked places straight.

“I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight” (Isaiah 45:2 KJV)

So let God “deal” with your future. Get excited that your future is bright. Keep your dreams alive. And dare to dream big. It’s not over until God says it’s over. God will pour out his blessings and favor over you and you will live an abundant life.

 

How Can I Find God

How Can I Find God

In the heart of every human being is a God-shaped void. A void that can only be filled by the God who created us. Churches around the world are filled with people crying out “how can I find God”. And though God is completely aware of us down to the finest details of our lives, for a variety of reasons, many cannot seem to “find Him”.

Help Me Find God

Depending on others to help one find God is doomed to be a futile venture. This is because, God is not lost. In fact, if our spiritual eyes were opened, we would find that God is surrounding us every moment of every day, waiting for us to invite Him into our lives. Contrary to what many churches teach, and what many people erroneously believe, God is not sovereign in our lives unless we want Him to be, and make it known to Him that we How Can I Find God

do.

In the third chapter of Revelation verse 20, Jesus said, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Finding God Is Easy

Kind of amazing that the One who created all things, including us, is putting forth an invitation like this. Obviously, if He is standing at the door of your heart, you don’t need to go looking for Him. If God is knocking, then it must be up to us to open the door to let Him in. The problem with the request, “How can I find God”, is that in reality, no one can help you find Him because He is always there with you.

Finding God is easy, learning what He is like is another matter. As in any relationship, the only way to get to know someone is to spend time with them. And there is one prerequisite God has for getting to know Him, God said, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

God wants you to get to know all about Him. He has completely revealed Himself through Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “he that has seen me has seen the Father”. All that we need to know concerning what God is like was revealed through Jesus. If you really want God in your life, get to know Jesus. As He said, He stands at the door of your heart and knocks. All you have to do is talk to Him in prayer, He will do the rest.

Keep in mind, as in any relationship, it will take time for you to get to know Him. But if you are faithful to seek above all things to get to know Him, He will surely reveal Himself to you, and you will never again have to say, “Help me find God.”

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” – Matthew 7:7 & 8

 

 

 

 

Are You Saved – How Do You Know?

Salvation Through ChristAre You Saved – How Do You Know?

Are you saved? The answer to this question may surprise you. It may surprise you because according to The Bible, you have already been “saved” by the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, when He died in man’s place on the Cross. While some Christian Churches would have you believe, that all men are still dead in their sins, and that you are not saved until you say some ritualistic prayer, inviting Jesus into your heart, and at that moment getting “born again”, the Bible is very clear concerning God’s provision for the salvation of the human race.

The subject regarding one’s salvation depending on who you talk to, can be very confusing and convoluted. Let’s see if we can put the pieces of the puzzle together, and determine what God’s Word has to say about whether we have to “get saved”, or are you saved already, and actually have to reject the salvation that God has provided in order to be “lost”.

Here are just a few of the scriptures that deal with the subject of the salvation of the human race.

“It is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8 AMP)

By Grace You Have Been Saved

According to this scripture, salvation is granted to “all men” by the unmerited favor of God. This means that salvation is a free gift that has nothing to do with what we do or don’t do. Notice that there is nothing in these scriptures that says that we need to do anything in order to secure salvation. But you have a decision to make… Keep reading >>>

 

Where Do I Find God

Where Do I Find God

We have all heard it said, “God is every­where”. Well if that is  true then where do I find God? Find­ing God on a per­sonal level, and estab­lish­ing a rela­tion­ship with Him requires some effort on our part. The good news is, God knows you! In fact He knows every­thing about you there is to know. It is also true, that regard­less of what you may or may not have done through­out your life, God loves you and wants noth­ing but good things for you.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to pros­per you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jere­miah 29:11 IV)

Help Me Find God.

What you may not know, is that God, even though He is “all pow­er­ful”, does not inter­fere in your life unless you ask Him to. God cre­ated you as a free willed being, and as much as much as He may want to help you, He can only do so with your permission.

So you may ask where can I find God? He is by your side and He may want to help you, but He can only do so with your per­mis­sion. This is because He is not a mas­ter manip­u­la­tor, nor is He a pup­peteer who uses His might and power to force you to do His will. But He did extend a won­der­ful invi­ta­tion to any­one will­ing to take Him up on it.

The Bible says,

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8 (KJV)

What’s really great about this invi­ta­tion is that there are no pre­req­ui­sites or con­di­tions attached to it. All we have to do is make up our minds that we want to get to know Him.

“But how do I draw near to Him?” you ask. The answer is very sim­ple. First, keep reading..