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GOD HEARS YOUR PRAYER
LAST WEEK'S SERMON - FEBRUARY 28, 2021
Reference Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:18
God always hears everything we ask of Him in prayer if it is in line with His will (1 John 5: 14-15). Worthy of note is the fact that, for our requests to be in line with God’s will, it must be targeted at being a blessing to someone else/other people. God is love (1 John 4:8) and coming to God in love aligns our prayers with His will. On the altar of prayer, our requests must be free of selfish
motives (James 4:2-3). Since God hears us when we pray to Him in line with His will, we must also trust that God will
always keep His own end of the bargain (answer). What then do we need after we have offered our prayers? Patience! This virtue (Patience) brings the required balance to our prayer lives and gives us the calmness that makes us appreciate God’s authority over our lives. Patience is what brings us the desired end in prayer (Psalm 5:3).
In closing, we must understand that God is faithful and just, and He will not despise a broken spirit, a contrite heart, and a burning desire to know Him. However, “approach matters with God” (Pastor John Odukoya). Therefore, when it comes to praying and waiting, there are divine principles that must be followed. These principles as stated in 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 are:
- Humility: we must rid ourselves of pride before God (Psalm 138:6)
- Seeking: we must diligently seek Him (Jeremiah 29:13)
- Repentance: we must do away with anything God forbids (Isaiah 52:11)
Remember, God’s plan for you is of good and not of evil (Jeremiah 29:11)
- Father, thank you for hearing me; keep me rooted in Your will as I wait patiently on You
in prayer in the mighty name of Jesus.
WHAT YOU MISSED THIS WEEK - MARCH 1, 2021
1 Chronicles 1-4
The first few chapters begins to give an account of the lineage since Adam. Why is this significant? It gives a record from the beginning to where we are. It shows the passing of legacy from father to son. It shows the passing down of the knowledge of God from generation to generation. When it comes
time for your life to be recorded, what will be recorded about you?
Hebrews 11:32-40 states, “And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”
Hebrews 11:32-40 NIV
These things were recorded in the book of old, and now, we are a part of that story— called to share it with the world. Don’t neglect the calling. Make sure that the legacy you leave behind will be a lasting one and a kingdom one.