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"Have the Faith of God: When You Pray!" Part 2-1c-3 July 13, 2014

F. “Agree,” “Agreed,” “Agreeing” – Definition – Part 2-1c-3: Now let's continue with “Agree,” “Agreed,” “Agreeing” – Definition:" God wants us to have the best and it is His good pleasure to give us the Kingdom (Luke 12:32)! However, God knows what is best for us - He knows what we need and when we need it! Think about this - it is extreme but I am making a point: if your natural child asked you for a gun at the age of 6 yrs. old, would you give it to him or her? I hope NOT! You know your child is not mature enough to have a gun at that age! Do that mean you don't love him/her because you don't give his/her a gun? NO, absolutely not! It means you know what is good for him/her and don't want them to get hurt - same thing with God concerning us - God knows we are not mature enough to handle some things (you know, those things we think we will DIE if we do not get or that person we think we cannot live without), so He does not give them to us!


As I used to hear my great grandmother and them say "Your eyes are bigger than your belly" when we would ask for something and then did not want it or ask for more food and could not eat it:)! That is the problem with being a human, we want, want, want, and then when we get it, we don't want it! I know I have been shopping and see something and I just have to have it (or so do I think:) but when I get it home I either don't like it or put it away and not use it for months (I have many clothes hanging in my closet now I just had to have and have not worn them yet; they have been there for months:)! Throughout my life, I have asked God for all kind of things but did I really, really, really want them? We as humans are fickle and don't know what we want or need; we do not know what is best for us!! That is why God answers our prayers at times not the way we think He should; He does not ALWAYS give us what we want when we want it! I have not gotten off my subject "Have the Faith of God" and am still explaining about being in agreement with God when you pray.


Jesus said in Matt 6:31-34:


31-32 “So don’t worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, 33 and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to.


34 “So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time (www.biblegateway.com – Living Bible).


Living one day at a time literally means, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” (footnote from Living Bible for verse 34). Therefore, let’s take this Word and do what Jesus say do!

5. Another meaning of the words “agree,” “agreed,” and “agreeing” is “to be consistent; harmonize (usually by with)” – we are to be so in harmony with God when we pray, until when the answer to our prayer come and it is not what we expected, it does not phase us! We should not be asking God “Why?” or ask God to allow you to die (as I have done many times when I felt I could not go on) or throw a temper tantrum (as I have done many times when I felt I could not go on – I am laughing at myself now as I write this message:) because what you wanted did not happen! Remember, we have the faith of God that was imparted to us by the Holy Spirit who knows the will of the Father.

 

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God bless,

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks

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