There is a subject that has been weighing heavy on my heart. With the current events, and all the protests, with people demanding their rights, I see this behavior has made its’ way into some of our prayers. I know I recently wrote about a person telling me that God just had to do something and they were going to remind Him.
We have begun to act like spoiled children, throwing our tantrums and demanding our way. I don’t think He is approving of this type of behavior. Screaming and shouting our demands, is no way to behave as children of God. Boldly approaching the throne room does not mean kicking down the door and barking orders, like we are His boss. Yet this is the world we live in, but this is not how we are to behave.
To go boldly to the throne room means to go with confidence what ever you have to speak with God about, He will hear and listen to you. It does not always mean you will get the answer you want of that it will happen how or when you make your request known. It is His Will that is to be done, not ours.
I know one of my pet peeves is watching a parent being disrespected, being yelled at, cussed at or any other behavior of this manner, really T’s me off. There have been children I have known and gone to church with who have acted in this manner in front of me and one of the questions I ask them is, ‘Do you believe in the commandments of God?’ When their answer is yes, I ask them if their behavior is breaking the commandment on honoring your father and your mother? Then I ask them ‘ Does this command say to honor them only if they love you or if they are good, if they give you what you want? Is it a command on how they are to treat you or on how you are to treat them?’ The same goes to us grown ups, are we honoring God with our prayers, or are our prayers ones that are from spoiled brats?
We have such a loving Heavenly Father, Who gave us everything through His Son Jesus, our Lord and Savior. The One in whose name we are to pray. Is the gift of eternal life not enough, that we can make demands and not requests? If we will humble ourselves and turn to Him He will never reject us or turn us away.
Our Heavenly Father is always there. You will never get a busy signal, and He won’t put you on hold. He will always be patient with you. He always wants to hear from you. Remember though to speak to Him as your Father who loves you and be respectful to Him, and remember that love does not demand its’ own way.
Our prayers are requests, not a list of demands, or
1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2“Honor your father and mother” (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3“that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life on the earth.”…
Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
For God said: ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.’
1 Corinthians 13 (TLB)
1 If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love. 3 If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for preaching the Gospel but didn’t love others, it would be of no value whatever.
4 Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, 5 never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. 6 It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. 7 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.
8 All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. Someday prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge—these gifts will disappear. 9 Now we know so little, even with our special gifts, and the preaching of those most gifted is still so poor. 10 But when we have been made perfect and complete, then the need for these inadequate special gifts will come to an end, and they will disappear.
11 It’s like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things. 12 In the same way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.
13 There are three things that remain—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
God bless you and keep you safe. May His Light shine favorably upon you and your loved ones.
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