Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Prayer and Forgiveness
The Praying Mantis looks innocent, but he likes to sneak up on other insects to eat them. His praying hands are not so innocent. Like the praying Mantis we can appear to be praying in God's will and power, but we cannot let go of someones transgression. We must forgive in order to receive a response to our prayer. Pray in faith.
Mar 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
Mar 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mar 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Mar 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
What good is it to do great things and to be rejected by the Lord? Can't forgive someone? Then that is the mountain that the Lord can easily move from one place to another. Simply give the one you cannot forgive to Jesus and ask him to remove this mountain from your heart and mind. Believe and you will receive a new clear path and future in the Lord. Pray with a clear mind and heart and pray for others too.