Monday, February 22, 2016

Endurance


It Is Written, James 1:3, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
It is said that most atheists were at one time, Christians.  If you look at the reasons they give for falling away, you will find that the biggest reason given is unanswered prayer.
There are many reasons for unanswered prayer.  We won't go into that here.  The most common reason is interference from satan.  His interference comes in a number of ways.  he prefers to try to put doubt in our minds as to whether God will answer our prayers.  After all it worked in the garden of Eden.
Another thing he does is try to use both sides of the same coin to deceive you.  he is so intense in his efforts that sometimes he puts contradictory messages in our minds, hoping we are so upset we won't notice.
He will tell you things like, God doesn't like you, so he won't answer your prayer.  he takes faith out of the prayers, by piling on the condemnation and past deeds in order to make you feel guilty and unworthy,and to get you to the point where you even forget what you prayed about.
If that doesn't work, he will try to get you angry at God.  he will tell you things like you are so good, how can God not answer your prayer?  he is unfair, and answers prayer on a whim, or on how He feels at the time.  he will even point out people that he says are nowhere near as good as you are, but their prayers are answered.
Just remember this.  God is fair and just at all times.  It may sound like an excuse to some people, but God has a plan for each of us that is better than any plan we can come up with.  Trust God always, and don't buy what satan is selling.  Just resist him in Jesus name, and trust in the Lord.  We all know satan is a liar, so it stands to reason that whatever he says, the opposite must be true.  Have a blessed day.  Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen