How do I pray

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How do I pray

Post by jjp708 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:12 am

Hello family in Christ! I have a question. Which is the best way to pray when things start lining up and seeming to take off in the direction that you've been praying and holding faithful to then everything seems to fall apart or come to a stand still?

I've asked God to show me if my heart held any malious or to take me back to my last place of disobidence (sp) so that I can correct it. I also check my "walk" first when things seem to go bunkers but after that I'm pretty lost.

any ideas on what I show pray that the Lord reveals or what I should pray all together ?

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Re: How do I pray

Post by Cholette on Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:48 am

Hello jjp708...

The one thing that we need to understand is that "it's not about us". God is not sitting back and judging everything good or bad that we are doing in order to make sure we get where he needs to take us. Yes, when God speaks, it would be easier to get us to the place where he wants us to be if we would heed to what he says and the direction he gives, but when we disobey, he STILL gets us to where we need to be.

When things start falling apart or come to a stand still, instead of seeing it as a punishment for something YOU are doing, see it as God's protection. It's his love that surrounds us and if there is something that is taking place that will harm us in anyway, His love will keep us from going in that direction...whether it's because the timing is wrong or it's the wrong thing.

I will tell you this...I applied to a REALLY good school for the Fall semester. I visited the school, met everyone, paid the money to submit my application and felt like this was going to be the school for me. I received a letter that said that my GPA was .2 below what the minimum GPA was which was a 3.6 and I had a 3.4. They said "due to the amount of applications that were submitted and the small amount of space for this program, their decision was based on the process of elimination." I was saddened because I felt that I had enough favor with God that a .2 should not have stopped me from getting in the program. Well, a month later, I found out that I am moving to another county this summer. If I would have gotten accepted, I would have had to drive almost an hour just to go to school...ONE WAY...not even to mention the gas it would take to get there round trip.

It's God's protection and love that keeps us. So...take YOU out of the equation and see God's love more. He's POWERFUL and if works had nothing to do with us getting saved, then why would it be something that would keep God from doing what he needs to do in your life? Something to think about.

Just begin praising the Lord for what He's doing...even when you can't see it. No more requests in this area...just praise and worship...because it's already done!!!!


Do not fight FOR victory, but fight FROM THE PLACE of victory. Jesus has ALREADY won the battle!

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Re: How do I pray

Post by jjp708 on Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:00 am

AMEN...C! You're always on target. It's funny that you used your school as an example because that's EXACTLY what I'm experiencing right now. I applied for this one particular school TWICE now and got accepted TWICE only to have something from the finance department stand in my way.

But you know what, you're right. Maybe it's timing or not the right school. I WILL continue to praise God in the meantime while He makes provisions for the vision that He has given me.

Thanks C!

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Re: How do I pray

Post by Dove-Solutions on Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:45 am

jjp708,

Ya know when I pray I just tell the Lord what is going on in my world. No fancy rhetoric no frills. I just say hey Lord this is what is going on. I try to tell him how I feel about it and lay it down at his feet. I just tell him I am turning it over to him and lay it down. Then I tell him I am trusting him to lead me in the way I should go. So I would say to trust him for the direction. He will tell you the way you should go and I know that you will walk in it.

God bless,


Connie


~Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Himand He will direct your path.~ Proverbs 3:5-6

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Re: How do I pray

Post by jjp708 on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:35 am

Thanks Dove! That's WILL be my prayer and my position, to just trust Him and rest in His comfort.

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