The book of Proverbs tells us that we need to cling on to Him which to me that means we should follow His teachings and do whatever it takes to be with God so we can share in God's life in heaven. When something bad happens to us and we don't know how to handle it we can always pray to God for help, instead of doing what may seem right to us may be wrong to God, that is why we should pray to Him for help. If we trust in God then he will help us to make the best of the situation. As long as we believe in God then he will forgive us. I know that if we confess our sins often so that we don't forget some of them later that he will forgive us as long as we are truly sorry for them, we do our penance and we ask him for forgiveness then he will forgive us.
Jesus does it and I am called to be like Him, so I am also called to intercede for others. I will pray the Word daily because it is my reasonable service. Romans 12 will be my platform: “To love and respect others and while rejoicing in hope; being patient in tribulation; and continuing instant in prayer”. To be more like Christ is my goal and “It is not the will of the Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish (Matthew 18:14)”. For it is truly Christ to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2).
We should know why we pray and why it is important. We should also know that prayer cant just come from our mouths but from our hearts as well. Our affections cling to self and to worldly objectives; our prayer cannot rise above their level no matter what words we use. In Luke 11:1 it says “ Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” we should be taught to pray either from the church or from the people around us. Taught in a sense of listening, not actually taking lessons on it.
Rarely do he thinks spiritually. Jesus wants his teaching to be taken in the heart and obeyed. As Christians, it is imperative that they know who they are in Christ to face persecutions and to live so they can impact the world; because when people see Christians, they should see Jesus. However, being part of the Kingdom should reflect the heart of Jesus and show mercy to people. God requires more from the believer than living by a set of rules.
According to Gockel, “from a Christian perspective, evil is something God has overcome through good” (2009, p.97). Those who believe in God, know that questioning Him is wrong because it means that they do not believe in the goodness of God. People who trust the Lord know his goodness, that He will rescue and heal them from all evil. Also, believers trust in God’s power in difficult times because He hears them throughout the prayers. God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways.
I will be discussing about hope and prayer and the definitions, application of both to our lives, and how we need both hope and prayer in our lives. When we read scripture, it talks about how that hope itself is missing from that of a prayer life. God wants us to cling to the cross and to Him through prayer, but if we are praying fervently for something then trust follows with that of faith and hope. I know for some people praying isn’t a priority, they may be fearful, or not believe that God will answer their prayers. If we give up ourselves through giving our entire life to Him, we then develop a personal relationship with God Himself, while are learning to experience the joy and peace that comes with knowing Him.
In the book, Unleashing the Power of Praying in the Spirit, Oral Roberts teaches the reader what praying in the Spirit means and explains why it is important to Christians. He goes further with his demonstration by depicting real life situations that he personally was delivered from. As the reader obtains this information from the source, they achieve a greater and deeper understanding of what praying in the Spirit is, how one attains this gift of the Spirit, and why it is necessary to live a true Christian life. Praying in the Spirit is interpreted and thought to be many different things, but in truth, there is only one true meaning. God intended the church and His followers to pray in the Spirit in order to edify both their Spirits and themselves.
Jesus teaches His disciples that prayer is not a show but genuinely addressing God, it is creates a relationship between God and man so when we pray the appreciation of this relationship should be existent. When you pray ‘your kingdom come’ you are praying for God’s kingdom of grace and for faith in the gospel, which inturn means a relationship with the Lord. To pray earnestly means to actually mean what you say when you pray to God, it means you pray from the depth of your heart, sincerely meaning every word you say. Therefore when you pray ‘your kingdom come’ you ask that God may rule over you and include you in the inhabitants of His ... ... middle of paper ... ...th the commandments. The ten commandments were given to Moses in the Old Testament and these ten commandments are still applicable today.
In the sermon on the mount Jesus also explained about loving enemy’s. Jesus told his followers to love their enemy’s and to pray for them as well. Jesus was making a great demand of his followers, there was to be no revenge or retaliation but instead he said “love your enemy’s and pray for those who persecute you. Forgiveness was to be the characteristics of his followers. This love asks Christians to show forgiveness to people who have offended you.
There is information to the believer explaining how to live a Christian life; the things we should and should not do, as well as how to treat others. We can learn about Jesus sacrificing His life on the cross so that we could have an opportunity to be saved and have a personal relationship with God. But why? Why is it like this? Why did those things happen the way they did?