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Have you ever forgotten God’s goodness to you?

06/07/2011 Leave a comment

Yesterday’s Daily Devotion by Greg Laurie, “Forgetting God’s Goodness

Later, after they crossed to the other side of the lake, the disciples discovered they had forgotten to bring any bread. “Watch out!” Jesus warned them. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
— Matthew 16:5

I agree that in certain points of my life, whenever I go through rough roads and stormy seas, I tend to forget God’s goodness.  But as Pastor Greg mentioned “GOD is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The same God who was there for YOU in the past will be with YOU here in the present. And He will be there for YOU in the future as well.”

I admit that there are some prayers I requested from Him that until now, I don’t have any clue… that sometimes I want to cry.  God is so silent about it…  Or maybe I still have an unconfessed sin. Or, that prayer request might not be His will or maybe He has something for me, far greater that I can ever imagine. I’m thinking of the word – “Gratitude“.  I should be thankful for whatever blessings He bestows upon me.

Thank you my Lord and my God!  May Your Holy Will be done..

Obstacles to Answered Prayer

05/25/2011 1 comment

Wow!  Just posted about answered prayer a while ago and a minute or two I received an email from Daily Devotions with Greg Laurie.

“Listen! The Lord’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.”

—Isaiah 59:1–2

Unconfessed sin and Idolatry is the reason why our prayers will go unanswered by God as stated in Psalm 66:18,

“If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.”

So let me conclude my post from Greg’s message,

Is there someone or something that is more important to you than God himself? Anyone or anything that becomes more important to you than God can potentially become your idol. Any object, idea, philosophy, habit, occupation, or sport that has your primary concern and loyalty—or to any degree, decreases your trust and loyalty to God—could potentially become an idol. And it could stop your prayers from being answered.