Is Prayer enough?

Prayer is just one thing a Christian does. Even pagans pray. Their prayer is misdirected and worthless. Is God your Master?

“The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.”

Proverbs 15:8 ESV

“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”

Proverbs 15:29 ESV

“”No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Do you trust God?

“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:30‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Do you Love God above all else with All your heart soul, and mind?

“And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:37‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Do you honor God first and foremost?

“And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell,”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭9:47‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Do you love your neighbor as yourself?

“And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.””

‭‭John‬ ‭13:35‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Do you obey God?

“”If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

‭‭John‬ ‭14:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.”

‭‭John‬ ‭15:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Does the worldly hate you?

(Billy Graham’s life verse)

“If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”

‭‭John‬ ‭15:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Are you Spirit led?

“You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Do you love the church enough to challenge their unbiblical behavior and traditions?

“And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.””

‭‭Mark‬ ‭7:6-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“”You are the salt of the earth, “”You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:13-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

If you are honest, you would have to say no, not always. But with all honesty you will pray that God will forgive your failing and strengthen your walk. Salvation is never a license to sin, but a work of God, in progress! Neither do you treat GOD’s will as a smorgasbord. If you are one of God’s masterpieces, Act like it!

Praying is communication. All good marriages require good communication and self sacrifice. That is the image of the true church, the bride of Christ!

The saved elect do this, not to be saved, but want to because they already have been saved.

~ by az4christ on January 6, 2019.

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