Well I pray all the time…
God knows my heart…
I don’t have to go to church to have a relationship with God…
Ok well how often do you read the word of God? Oh He talks to me when I pray.
Right, and you wonder why things are not going right for you?
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
First, Jesus said lip service is a no-go, and that’s not good enough. Secondly, because in that same verse, he knows your heart and its far from him, but in vain you worship him. Also in prayer, you use vain repetitions, as the heathen do, just saying it over and over, and thinking you will be heard for your much speaking, yeah nope, he wont hear you, that’s not how this thing works buddy. On top of God knowing your heart, he knows its deceitful above ALL things, and desperately wicked, oh but he knows it, but yet…. Who can know it? In away, in Luke, I can, because it states that your heart will produce what is inside of it. The good treasure of the heart will produce, good, and the bad treasure will produce bad, for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. So you will also speak much of what is in your heart. Third, You don’t have to go to a church, Okay… Keep in mind that was Jesus talking when he said to Peter, upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, and keep in mind that was BEFORE this man overcame death. So how much more do you think he can over come, AFTER he overcomes death?
For here two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. That is pretty much church right there.It has grown and is much larger but lean not unto your own understanding. leaning to your own understanding, sounds like an idiot to me. In all thy was acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. So you don’t even know what HIS word says, but he speaks to you? For all you know those could be the whisperers of the devil, You clearly have no walk with the Lord and you expect him to answer your prayers?? Well what am I getting at?
I was talking to someone today, and she was telling me that she prays for her husband, but doesn’t go to church, doesn’t read the word of God, and doesn’t really do anything. Well what are you praying for him for then? His downfall? I don’t understand. That’s what you are doing. Lucifer knows the word of God better than you, and you have nothing to stand on, so when something that LOOKS good happens, you will be happy, and stop praying. 1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” Clearly if you have no foundation to stand on, you are going to be easily devoured. She said, “well I am praying he is going to stop cheating, you wouldn’t understand, you are an amazing woman, and your husband does so much for you.” she says. As she has seen him bring me stuff, she asked what he did for my birthday, she hasn’t read my blog as there is a reason I am called Jane doe lol.. “Oh honey, if only you knew the half, but if that is your only prayer, when he stops cheating at UNO, your prayers will be answered.” She looked at me, and you could tell with a bit of anger in her face, but she wanted to laugh at the same time. She went on to tell me that’s not what she meant, then why are you praying for that? “But I’m not! ” she exclaimed. Ye have not because ye ask not James 4:1-3, and when you do get it you don’t do right and you ask all amiss by it. You don’t get to the root of the issue in prayer and you wonder why things aren’t working out for you. On top of that you have no walk with God, you do nothing for him, but you want him to move mountains for you? She replied, that’s not true, we have an understanding.
Okay, So let me ask you this… If you and I had a relationship, cause you and God have this understanding, right? “Yes” then lets say that all I did was talk, and you never got a chance to speak, and even if you did I never listened to you, is that a relationship? Her reply… crazy as it was… No that’s very selfish of you. My reply was.. That is exactly what you are doing to God. You refuse to hear is word from his actual written word, and you do not wish to go to Church, nor do you listen to his messages. “Well that’s different.” But how so?” I asked, she couldn’t answer.
You see so many times, we want to put God on the back burner and wonder why he isn’t putting us first. I refuse to have that one sided relationship with him. I refuse to allow my husband to think that anything less than what is right by God is okay, and as his help meet, it is 100% wrong for me to let him think so if I know that is wrong. what he does with that information, that is up to him. there is only so much I can do at a certain point. However, as his help meet, but as that role, I am not here to put him down, I am here to help him out. And if I do not know how to then I will find out ASAP and get it figured out and make sure I do my duties to find out how.
Anyone else who thinks praying is a relationship with God is wrong. It is ONLY A SMALL PART OF THE RELATIONSHIP we are to have with him, but if that is all we have we are in denial, and then yes he knows your heart, and he knows you don’t have one. This is what people claim to have and think its something more than what it is far to often. Don’t be afraid to tell them they are wrong, be strong in the Lord and bold in his might! In Jesus name I pray these things! Amen