Friday, August 27, 2010

Why are some prayers not answered?

One of the biggest questions people have is, "Why are some prayers not answered?" If you do a search on this question, you will find many websites dedicated to answering this question. There are some that believe that answers aren't forthcoming, because we haven't forgiven those that have wronged us. There are some that believe we aren't praying in accordance to God's will.

My answer to the question of "Why are some prayers not answered?" is that I don't believe that God doesn't answer prayers. I believe He answers all prayers....just not the way we always want Him to answer. I like to put a positive spin on things, so I know that there are times when God does say no to a prayer. I like to believe that God's no means that there is something better that He has in store.

I also know that our prayers aren't immediately answered. I truly believe that God allows you time before you receive His blessing to be prepared for what He has for you. Maybe you are praying for a husband or wife. Your prayer may not be answered immediately, because God wants you to mature before He blesses you with the spouse He has for you. Maybe you are praying for a money blessing. God could be putting things in place, so that you don't spend your money frivolously. We just have to go by faith and know that God has His reasons for not answering immediately.

Now, there are those wonderful, miraculous times when God answers our prayers immediately. We all love these moments in our lives. Feeling God's favor is the most amazing thing in the world. It's like God is giving you a hug.
I'm currently in the waiting period of getting my prayers answered. I'm hoping and praying that God will bring me and my mother a major money blessing. We are also hoping and praying for jobs...soon. It's a scary time for the both of us. We are facing trials that we never thought we would go through. I can't deny that my faith is taking a beating right now. I'm scared. My mother is scared, but we are learning to be thankful for the blessings that God has given us while we wait for God's answers...and I know He is going to amaze us with His answers. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

1 John 5:14-15 "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask for anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we ask of Him."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Matthew 18:19-20

Matthew 18:19-20 "Again, I tell you that if two of you agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them."

Well, my mother and I have started praying together. We used to just pray silently, now we speak our prayers out loud. I have to admit that I slowly see some changes. For instance, I have had about 5 over-the-phone interviews this month. I had one face-to-face interview this month. Unfortunately, nothing has come of these interviews, but I'm hopeful that I will have a job soon.

My mother, on the other hand, has found an organization that is helping her find a job. PRAISE THE LORD. This organization has set my mother up with "training" that is paid. They pay her for part-time work. She's found a resource that will allow us to talk to an attorney about paying our gas and electric bill for a small fee. This fee also will be paid by the organization my mother is in. The attorney can halt the gas/electric company from turning off our services. I'll let you know how this goes for us.

My mother and I are believing in Matthew 18:19-20. We are praying together and agreeing in prayer together. We believe that our prayers are more powerful based on Matthew 18:19-20. God has promised that if we follow this, He will answer our prayers. I have faith that God will honor His word, and I cannot wait to tell you the answers that He is going to provide for us.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Power of Agreement

My mother and I have been practicing agreeing in prayer for a short while now. I have to tell you that it is working.

We've been worried about coming up with this month's mortgage. Neither one of us are working. The bad economy has really affected our lives. Amazingly, my mother and I were looking over her taxes. We found an error. She was owed money. She just received it, so we will be able to make this month's mortgage payment. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

We had another blessing. My mother found a program for older adults that retrains them to find work. She was told that there was a long waiting list. It only took about 2 weeks or so, but she is now in the program. They've found her a "training" position that allows her to work part-time. It really doesn't pay much, but we are so grateful that the Lord has brought this program to her. This program also has money that will allow her to go to school to become a Medical Assistant...if she wants. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

I've actually had a couple of blessings myself. I've had a couple of phone calls about jobs. I have an interview on Thursday, and a phone interview on Friday. I'm sure that God is going to bless me soon with a job. It's going to be the right one for me. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

Matthew 18:19-20 "Again, I tell you that if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in Heaven. For where two or three gather together in my name, there I am with them."

I have to tell you that this works. I believe that there are so many wonderful things that are about to happen in my life. Now, I know that prayer is about being closer to God. I know that you also need to find God's will in your life. I wish I could see answers to the major prayers. I'm sure God will be answering us soon. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!