Go to God for the Answers

There’s a new movie coming out next week called, “Breakthrough” it is a faith based movie and already I am seeing comments and reviews about the lack of evidence in the power of prayer and how we Christians tell others to take our faith on faith.

But the truth is if someone tells you they prayed for a miracle and the miracle occurred  how else can they prove to you that prayer works?

Atheists and agnostics want answers but in their searching they refuse to even try to go to God.

They won’t believe what others tell them because it hasn’t happened to them but
prayer doesn’t work for atheists or agnostics because they have no faith.

This is not just a secular problem, Christians often times won’t go to God for answers. I see them asking questions from groups, other Christians or Pastors. Don’t get me wrong that is good as well but we have to remember to go to the Bible and God as the final authority.

Matthew 7: 7-8, 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

God is willing to talk to you, it’s up to you to listen.

Prayer does work, it takes faith. Abraham waited until he was an old man for God to fulfill his promise, there was plenty of doubt along the way but he trusted. In any solid relationship the foundation is built on what you do for each other not what one has done for you.

Ask God for help but also ask God what you can do for Him.

I spent my whole life praying to God for things when I needed them but never talking to Him when life seemed good. I asked for things, wanted Him to help and when things didn’t go the way I wanted I was too blind to see what He had done for me throughout my life.

Only when I flipped the script and asked God what I could do for Him by His will did things start to change.

I have witnessed God answer my prayers day after day, He has brought healing to my mind, body and soul when I needed it. He has given my wife and I financial blessings when we had difficulties, He has done more for my family and I than I could possibly imagine. God helps daily, I could dedicate a blog to just what God does for me every day. Maybe I should.

I have read countless miracles from every day people both big and small.

God is always there for you.

Some take the, “How dare you question God?” approach which is silly. The Bible is filled with men and women asking God questions in faith or even when their faith is lacking. God often times showed He was willing to changes His plans for His children. The prophets would ask for the Lord to relent, God told them if the people who repent He would stop the judgment. God told Abraham He wouldn’t destroy Sodom and Gomorrah if He found 10 people who were righteous. Moses pleaded with God not to bring judgment on the people His people and God relented. Jesus healed the sick, made the blind see, He even raised the dead.

God will change things for the benefit of His children.

If the answer doesn’t come than remember to trust in God’s will.

The Lord’s Prayer says, “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

Jesus gave another perfect example in how to pray  when he asked the Father in Luke 22: 42“Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.”

Jesus in human form was scared and asked the Father if it was possible to make it so He did not have to go through with the crucifixion but He knew if it was the Father’s will He would accept it. Of course Jesus went through with the crucifixion so the World could be saved because He loves us all.

Jesus gave us the example and that is how we should pray and trust in the Lord.

“Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

Have a Blessed Week,
Chris

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3 thoughts on “Go to God for the Answers

  1. clubschadenfreude April 15, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    You make this claim “They won’t believe what others tell them because it hasn’t happened to them but prayer doesn’t work for atheists or agnostics because they have no faith.”
    I was a Christian and was losing my faith, I prayed for help. I got nothing.

    Why if prayer works? If prayer work, why did people jump to their deaths after the planes in on 9/11 rather than burn to death. If prayer works, why is Notre Dame in paris up in flames?

    If god is always there for you, why do Christians die from suicide?

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    • The Good Word April 15, 2019 / 8:42 pm

      As I stated in this writing Jesus set the example for prayer by telling us to pray by God’s will and not our own.

      Expecting a prayer to be answered under all circumstances is not asking God for help but demanding.

      I don’t know what specifically you have prayed for in your life so instead of commenting on that I’d like to elaborate a bit on what I mentioned in the entry. Early on in my life I was focused on what God hadn’t done for me that I missed what he had done.

      Faith and trust go hand in hand. Just like in any good relationship one doesn’t expect the other to do everything for them.

      The reason the world is this way is because we as humans have chosen it to be this way.

      God loves us so He chose to give us freedom to chose rather than make us slaves.

      We have free will. Adam and Eve committed sin and forfeited their right to paradise. The world was then turned over to satan by human choice.

      Many don’t understand this including Christians. Satan is the one reeking havoc and humans have the right do to God’s will or their own.

      In the Bible satan tempted Jesus by offering Him the right to rule over the entire World if He only bowed and worshiped him.

      That is very significant because the only way that satan could offer such a thing is if satan has power over the Earth.

      This means that all the pain and suffering come from satan and it was we as humans who made it that way.

      We all continue to sin and make mistakes. Humans made their own choices. They can have children, give to the poor, serve others, love others. Sadly they can also kill each other, beat each other, hurt one another and yes fly planes into buildings.

      This is why Jesus came to Earth to die for our sins so that we can gain back what was lost thousands of years ago.

      At any point and time we can shut God out of our hearts, He will be there waiting for us to return to Him.

      God is always there but we aren’t always there for Him.

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  2. Dr. Thomas Maples April 16, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    It’s very interesting. We do not question the effects of gravity. We have been exposed to its effects on a daily basis since birth and have never felt its opposite unless one has been lucky enough to travel to space. We never question this effect, even though we have no capacity to sense this force with sight, smell, touch, hearing, or taste. Instead we can only draw inference and therefore judgement from the effects this invisible force has on the body of objects moving in relation to time. Newton did not prove gravity, he proved the attractive forces of two objects moving in relationship with one another.

    With this being said, if we turn the same inferring eye to God, we will see that there is no rational explanation for an invisible force that creates all that is or ever was. However, if we place FAITH, in a theoretical construct such as Gravity, and do not go to bed at night dreading a nightmare of waking up and floating off to a sure doom in the vacuum of space, the technically we are engaged in the same action, Belief in an Unknown and unidentifiable object that forms the basis of Faith. I choose to ask, Believe, and receive. Thank you for this reminder on Holy Week.

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