Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul
Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul 

        Answers to Your Prayers          

Do You have answers to your prayers? 
God's Word says, 
"If you abide in Me,
and My words abide in you,
ask whatsoever you will, and it shall be done unto you.
John15:7
 
What does abiding mean?
We abide with Him when we are in Him, and He is in us.
Only the Christian is able to "abide."
To abide is to love God,
love the Lord Jesus
and be directed 
by the Holy Spirit of God. 
 
If you intend to spend  time reading and meditating upon His Word, but NEVER get around to it,
you are not "abiding." 
 
 
If you aren't reading God's Word or memorizing His promises,
perhaps you might consider doing that.
 
Perhaps you fear you won't be able to understand what you read,
unless you are already familiar with the Bible.
 
If you have never read a road map you will not understand it either, until you become familiar with it. 
 
So, try this....
Open your Bible. Select a book to read, perhaps the Gospel of John
(In the New Testament).
Ask God to help you understand it as you read. 
Ask Him to help you realize the true condition of your life and your need for His saving grace - His love. 
 
Abiding in Him is NOT receiving information through some
"mystic" means .... messages from the clouds, a cross beside the road, a deer crossing your path ....
 
"Abiding" is NOT going beyond what God has already revealed in His Word. 
Abiding is not thinking you can "improve" upon the revelation of Scripture, so as to say "God told me this," when, what you say He gave you,  is clearly NOT given to you from His Word. 
 
 
God wants you to trust Him.
He wants you to repent of your sins... not what you think is sin,
but what He says is sin in the Bible.
The Holy Spirit will help you with this.
IF He is drawing you to Himself, He will change your heart
and cause you to reflect on the sins in your life and feel intense grief.
Only God can forgive sin.
 
Only He can cleanse you of your quilt and shame and make you a new creation.
Then God will give you the gift of faith. This gift is completely of Him.
He will enable you to turn from sin and turn to Him.
 
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved."
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes upon Him will be saved. "
God answers the prayers of His children as we "abide" in Him; as we spend time with Him.
How do we know what to pray for?
It's all right there in the Bible.
When we abide in Him we may ask of Him what is in agreement with His will.
And when we do this, He hears us and answers us. 
 
May God richly bless you as
you study His Word and
seek His will prayer. 
 
I am leaving my email here if you would like to contact me. If you have questions I will be glad to talk with you and help you find the answers you need. 
Hipainter@charter.net
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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