What happens when you ask God for something?
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24 NIV).
- Evaluate Your Questions. Sometimes I assume that God will simply give me revelation because it's obvious that I need His help and guidance in my life. ...
- Practice Serious Reflection. ...
- Write It Down. ...
- Ask: Is There More? ...
- Invite Revelation. ...
- Move Forward in Faith.
All throughout scripture God commands and encourages us to ask Him for what we want. God longs to hear your requests. Give Him the pleasure of hearing from you! The first way you ask God for what you want is to simply start praying.
God listens to your words but wants your heart.
Words are important, but there's no pre-written formula, or churchy words. No, when asking God for help, God just wants you to pour out your heart3. He just wants to you to put every pain, every fear, every disappointment into a basket and hand it to Him.
God hears all your prayers (Psalm 139:4, 1 John 5:14–15, 1 Peter 3:12) and, in one sense, he answers all your prayers. But we do not always receive what we ask for. When we ask God for something, the response will be 'Yes' or 'No' or 'Wait'.
It's one thing to profess a distant belief in the faithfulness and love of a faraway God but quite another to experience His faithfulness and love as it intersects your desperate heart cry. It is quite all right to beg God to answer your prayers quickly. Begging is OK.
We have two types of fast. The one that pleases God known as the purifying fast, and the one that displeases God known as the wicked fast. Yes!
- Ignoring God's Word. If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. ( ...
- Loving Sin. ...
- Desiring Wrongly. ...
- Doubting God.
God cares about us enough to pay attention to us. So much so that God gives us the plan for the good life.
It's not a sin to question God — search the scriptures if you doubt. I believe God wants us to question His plan and His ways. He settles our doubts by giving us the belief that His ways are not always our ways.
Does God hear my cry for help?
Psalm 34:17 says, “The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” God hears our cries. When we are hurt, or troubled, or in pain, He hears us.
It's been posited that God speaks to us through circumstances: blocked pathways, dreams, feelings, inspirations, music, nature, symbols, tender mercies, thoughts and visions. Some say he communicates through the community of believers, prayer, scriptures, sermons, wise counsel and His very creation.
Pray the Word.
Scripture gives us the authority to claim our miracle whether it is physical healing, reconciliation with a friend or loved one, financial provision, wisdom at work, or even something as seemingly impossible as world peace. Every situation imaginable has an applicable promise in the Bible.
Jesus said, absolutely not. Our heavenly Father is nothing like the judge in the parable (Luke 18:6-8). God never grows weary of listening to his children. In fact, Jesus told us to keep on asking, keep on seeking, and keep on knocking (Matthew 7:7, AMP).
Through the scriptures, we are taught that God will always hear our prayers and will answer them if we address Him with faith and real intent. In our hearts we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a feeling of peace and calm.
This may sound obvious or even cruel, but God has no obligation to answer the prayers of unbelievers (Psalm 34:15, 17; Proverbs 15:8, 29; John 9:31; 1 Peter 3:12).
Theologians believe that humans can harm God in similar ways: They can't hurt God, but can still do God an injustice. But unlike human beings, God can't feel upset or otherwise emotionally dissatisfied.
Nothing is too hard or difficult for God. The Word of God declares that when you believe God in your situation, all things become possible to him that believes. Mark 9:23 “JESUS said unto him, If thou canst believe, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE to him THAT BELIEVETH”.
Jesus said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” God is not rude in that he has promised to never leave us or forsake us. He is committed to love us and love is never rude.
- Schedule Quiet Time with God. In order to stay connected, we need to have time with God each and every day. ...
- Remain in Constant Prayer. ...
- Study Scripture. ...
- Find Accountability Partners.
Why does God call us fast?
There are things that God desires to happen in our lives and ministry that won't happen unless we fast. Fasting breaks strongholds, liberates people, and moves us into a realm of realizing God's power in our lives.
To listen to God as you fast, consider combining a time of fasting with a practice of listening prayer. Together, fasting and prayer can transform your prayer life into a richer and more personal experience of God. Fasting enables the Holy Spirit to reveal your true spiritual condition.
Yes, it is permissible to pray on one's bed so long as it is firm and the worshipper is able to place his forehead and nose firmly when prostrating.
We state that the ruling of closing one's eyes in prayer is originally makruh for it contradicts with the commandment of looking at the place of prostration. Although if one finds that if he keeps his eyes closed then it helps him to focus and attain khusyuk in prayer, then it is permissible and sometimes prioritized.
It is our fear, doubt, and sin that, like an umbrella, block these blessings from reaching us.” Fear obstructs you from experiencing a happy life filled with God's blessings.
Answer: They are not wasted. Those in heaven don't need our prayers, and those in hell are unable to profit by them. Only those who are undergoing purification prior to entering full union with God in heaven (1 Cor 3:12-15) can avail themselves of our prayers.
But they are serious, because unconfessed sin breaks our fellowship with God, which is why we need to admit our sins and seek His forgiveness. He is willing to forgive us and cleanse us because He loves us and wants us to live in His presence every day.
So while God is not human, he does get angry. And he has good reason for reacting to human behavior with anger. In fact, God wouldn't be good if he didn't have strong reactions to evil and injustice.
Additionally, He speaks to us through His Holy Spirit and through dreams, visions and our thoughts. Further, God will use events and circumstances to speak with us. More often than not, God uses the people He has placed in our lives to speak to us.
God does not owe us anything. Interestingly, we owe Him everything. He has given us the opportunity for living eternally with Him. He has provided the opportunity for total and complete forgiveness for every wrong we have ever done or will do.
Is it a sin to be mad at God?
Anger at sin is good (Mark 3:5), but anger at goodness is sin. That is why it is never right to be angry with God. He is always and only good, no matter how strange and painful his ways with us. Anger toward God signifies that he is bad or weak or cruel or foolish.
One eternal or unforgivable sin (blasphemy against the Holy Spirit), also known as the sin unto death, is specified in several passages of the Synoptic Gospels, including Mark 3:28–29, Matthew 12:31–32, and Luke 12:10, as well as other New Testament passages including Hebrews 6:4–6, Hebrews 10:26–31, and 1 John 5:16.
Three times in the Book of Psalms (Psalm 2:4; 37:13; 59:8) we read that God shall laugh. The word "laugh" does not mean what we usually think of today as laughing with "joy" or "making a joke of." It always means, "to hold in derision — to mock or to scorn."
He wants to fill us with the same eternal, life-giving love that He and the Father share, a love from “before the foundation of the world” that will endure long after this world is gone (John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20).
Even before God became man, it's clear throughout the Old Testament that God feels sorrow, even weeps for the crushing blows of His people. Psalm 34:18 promises us that “the Lord is close to the brokenhearted.” How can you be close to someone who is brokenhearted and not feel their pain?
This Psalm says that every tear David has cried, God has placed in a bottle. It's this intimate imagery that God is near in our hurt. The God of the universe, hearing millions of prayers at any given time, is aware of every tear that leaves your eyes.
Luke's gospel also records that Jesus wept as he entered Jerusalem before his trial and death, anticipating the destruction of the Temple.
The Bible more often portrays God's voice as sounding ordinary and meek than as booming and thunderous.
Obedience seems to always be a key part of God's testing. He gives us things to do which make no sense to us and are not particularly appealing, although they are good for us. Then he watches our response to learn exactly how we feel about our relationship with him. If we trust him, we typically obey.
Night Prayer is traditionally prayed right before the end of your day — before you fall asleep. Whether you go to bed at 9:30 p.m. or 1:00 a.m., you can always pray Night Prayer. You might do this kneeling beside your bed or when you are already lying down for sleep.
Can God change the past?
He can heal our bodies, our minds and even change the events of our life, for nothing is impossible for Him. There are so many places in the Bible where God actually changed the past. Consider all those whom He raised from the dead, the most famous and well-known was Jesus Christ Himself, in the glorious resurrection.
This could be first thing in the morning, on your lunch break, or before bed. Starting with one time then adding additional prayer times in the future is a wonderful way to begin. If you already have an established prayer time, you can incorporate the liturgy of the Divine Hours into this time.
– John 14:13–14. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. – John 15:7. I chose and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Spend focused time in prayer. The most obvious answer to the question, “How can I know God's will for my life?” is to ask Him. Turn to God in prayer and ask Him what He wants you to do. God wants you to go through the process of seeking His will without believing the lie that He is trying to hide it from you.
One really obvious way that God tries to get your attention is repetition. That is, when a theme or message jumps out at you repeatedly. It can be through Scripture, sermons, articles, podcasts, or any other means He chooses.
God will answer your prayers, but that doesn't mean He'll just give you whatever you ask for. Because He knows what's best for you, He will answer your prayers in His way. Strive to ask for things that are in harmony with the will of God.
There is no right or wrong way to pray during Adoration. It may be helpful to use a prayer book, or read Scripture, or another spiritual book, or pray the rosary.
The psalmist says to him: “you are the same, and your years will have no end.” (Psalm 102:27). Similarly, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8). God's plans cannot change.
Through the scriptures, we are taught that God will always hear our prayers and will answer them if we address Him with faith and real intent. In our hearts we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a feeling of peace and calm. We can also feel that everything will be fine when we follow the Father's will.
Rest in Him.
God always comes through on His promises and we can trust that His plans are much better for us than our own. Sometimes His answer is “wait,” or “not yet”. Other times it's a flat out “No, child. My will for you is better.” We'll never be able to see the full picture of what God has planned for us.
How do you hear what God is telling you?
Finally, and simply, to hear God's voice, ask God to speak. Say, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” Contrary to what most people think, God wants to speak to us and God is speaking to us all the time. We are simply deaf to what God is saying or not paying attention.
In religion and theology, revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities.
However, when God does tell you “yes,” this will be confirmed by a genuine peace in your heart. You won't have to force it and you won't have to pretend to yourself that this is truly what God wants. You will know God is saying “yes” in your heart in such a way that you won't be able to explain it to others.
Sanctification and Ongoing Forgiveness
This can be seen not only in the Lord's Prayer, but also in 1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”