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Confessions of a Christian

I was raised in the Catholic Church, but got saved in Assemblies of God Church!!!
I did not become a member of this Church denomination as I only went there one time to get saved.
I thought to my self why go again? Can a man get saved more than once? That was my the extent of my spiritual understanding at that time. All I knew was that "Jesus loves me, yes I know, for the Bible tells me so!!" This was more than 40 years ago, and one of the first things I heard from other believers was God said this, or God said that to me. I thought, wow, I have never heard the Lord say anything unto me, what's the deal, am I broken or what!!!

I asked those who heard from God, and they said when you pray you have to give God time to respond back to you. So, every time I prayed I would ask the Lord something, and then I would wait to hear from him back. Guess what? I never heard a peep from the lord.

Then I learned something very important that hast to do with prayer.

Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Eph 6:18 PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Prayer is NOT something you start, and then after so many minutes you stop, it is something you start,
doing and NEVER stop doing!!!! I learned the secret to hearing God's voice. The Lord is never in a
hurry to respond back to us, but we are always in a hurry hear back from him.

Pro 29:20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

The Lord takes all time he wants in responding back to man, so if I want hear back from him, I must be
listening ALL the time, or I will miss what he says. This listening only happens when a man is always
in prayer!!! Prayer is NOT just talking to God or complaining over something, it is also listening for his response back.

Moral of the story is, if we only set aside 15 minutes in the morning, and 15 minutes at night to pray we
are going to mess a lot of good stuff from God. The Lord knows when he has your attention, and if our
attention is not set on him all the time we wont hear a peep from him until we do.
 
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Amen!

"Pray without ceasing." I Thess 5:17

This one those that is impossible for men...

"And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible,..."

But read the rest of the verse:

"...but not with God: for with God all things are possible." Mark 10:27

And then for us? Who is it that is in us ready to do the work?

"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:" Col 1:27
 

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