Prayer posted January 17, 2011

Dedicated to: All servicemen and families
Posted by: Joyce Clasen in La Palma, CA
Prayer: GOD’S DIRECTIONS FOR LIFE The Bible proves itself over and over as the perfect guide for life. All of its instructions are true and profitable. (2 Timothy 3:16) If you follow what God asks you to do, and the way He asks you to live, you will gain, first of all, Eternal life with God, and then your life on earth will have peace and joy. What a bargain! Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. This does not mean that you will not have encounters with the devil and his demons. They would like to defeat you, discourage you, undermine you, and entice you to return to your old ways. However, the Father tells you how to live for Him. James 4:6-10 gives you instructions to follow in order to be under the wings of protection of your Father in Heaven. Every step is important in order to have success. You cannot pick and choose the ones you want to do. Notice that the sections begins and ends with being humble. 1. Give up pride and be humble. 2. Submit to God – let Him be Lord of you life. 3. Resist the devil – don’t allow him to draw you into his trap. 4. Draw near to God – be happy to be in His Word and prayer daily. 5. Cleanse your hands – stop your involvement in sin. 6. Purify your hearts – Confess to God and He will forgive you. 7. Lament and mourn and weep. Truly repent with sorrow. Turn laughter to mourning and joy to gloom. Be serious about giving up sin. 8. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord. Praise God, the results are a great bundle of blessings. This section of Scripture says that: • God will give you grace. • The devil will flee from you. • God will draw near to you. • He will lift you up. This is the only way to find true peace. Listen to God. He has your best interests at heart. When you follow Jesus, and His instructions, He is responsible for the results. Joyfully, Joyce
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