Your Fate is in Your Hands

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Proverbs 5:22, 23:

His ow n iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

We have a choice in the matter of salvation. God doesn’t force our will. If we are overcome by iniquity, it is because we have given into it without constantly fighting against it.

The fate of such actions are clearly revealed in Scripture. Going astray from the Lord and (the second) death (Revelation 2:12) is what’s in store.

We need to submit our lives to Jesus in prayer every day. We need to really fight against sin. We need to be in our Bibles and be fortified with prayer. Otherwise, we will end up lost.

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Why God isn’t Answering Your Prayers

prayerPsalm 66:18:

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

God will not hear the prayers of someone who is cherishing sin in their heart. We need to be completely honest and sincere with God. If there is any sin in our lives which we have not given over to the Lord, our relationship with God will be compromised.

If we say in our heart, I will give everything to the Lord except my lustful thoughts, or my liquor drinking, or my temper; God will not honor us. God honors those who honor Him. It is only after we make a complete surrender to the Lord that He may bless us with answered prayer.

Now, this doesn’t mean that we have to start living a completely sinless life before God fulfills our prayers. Don’t get me wrong. We could be struggling with a certain sin. We may honestly want to stop lusting or drinking; and we may be praying to God for his mercy and strength over those matters. And He will honor our prayers. What’s important, however, is that we are seeking God in the matter and that we are fighting the battle to overcome it.

Whatever your struggle is, give it over to God. Rest assured that He will aid you as long as you are not holding any of your sinful desires back. And if you are wondering why your prayers aren’t being answered, examine yourself to see if there is any area in your life that you have surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Scheduled Times of Prayer

 

prayerPsalm 55:17:

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Kind David had a habit of praying three times a day. This is a good habit for Christians to have.

Praying upon raising will help to ensure that we get our day started right. Our focus will be directed towards God at the onset of our day. And if we pray for His wisdom and guidance at the beginning of our day, He will help us to make the right decisions.

Personally, I don’t pray much at noon. I pray in the morning and in the evening, specifically. But I do pray to God in my mind throughout the day. For example, when I’m tempted or perplexed. Then I shoot my petitions to the throne of God in the quietness of my soul.

At bed time, it is good to thank God for his blessings and guidance throughout the day. That is also when I pray for individuals on my prayer list. I keep a prayer list on my iPhone which I refer to in my evening prayers.

If we maintain these kinds of habits in our lives, we will have a closer relationship with God and others will be blessed by our influence, as well.

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