Prayer Part 5 – Prayer in Pure Love

Prayer Part 5
Prayer in Pure Love

Prayer

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade

itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own,

is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices

in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,

endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

 

This definition does not demand perfection, but a pure desire to be all

these things and to strive for them all. It does not mean that you will

always hit the mark, but the mark is your aim. The only man that hit

the mark was Jesus in all that He did for the Kingdom and for the

Father.

 

1 Samuel 16:7 (NKJV)

7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his

physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see

as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord

looks at the heart.”

 

I am so thankful for the loving grace of God and His love for all of us.

He does not look at our mistakes, however, He looks at the heart of a

man to pray and believe Him in His word. God looks at the man that

desires the truth yet stumbles and gets up to strive to do better. Your

prayers to the Father reach higher with a “pure love” than those that are

just seeking the “hand” of God and not the “face” of God to spend

time in His presence.

 

A “pure love” does not seek its own, but the betterment of those around

him.

 

Matthew 9:36 (NKJV)

36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for

them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no

shepherd.

 

He saw them, and He loved them! The fruit and characteristic of God

is love. God is love. (1 John 4:8) It doesn’t matter how “dirty” you are or

even what sin you are in right now. He still came to save you and to

draw you near to Him, to show you how beautiful you are; and how

clean you are, if you will accept it. God is so wonderfully relentless that

He will never give up on you. That is wonderful to know!

 

When you pray, it is out of a pure heart that we cry out to God and love

people just like Jesus did. He showed compassion and love for all. We

don’t see them in their “dirt,” but we see them in their clean white

robes, and covered in the blood of Jesus as God does. God sees us

through the blood of Jesus. God sees us through the prayers of the

righteous and sees the already finished product. He calls us the way we

will be and not the way we are. (Romans 4:16) He sees us through the

eyes of faith. That is also how we must see others when we pray.

Through that pure heart of love.

 

Mark 11:25 (NKJV)

25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against

anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you

your trespasses.

 

There is not one person that is perfect, and each person strives and

grows at different levels, so we must have a forgiving heart of love and

reach out in truth and compassion to all. Prayer is a precious time with

God and we must first cleanse ourselves and come purely before the

throne of God with an open heart to give and receive. This time with

God, is His time to pour Himself into you so that you can give Him away

to others. It is the same love that you have received, then we must

freely give it away.

 

Take the challenge today to forgive yourself and to receive the love that

God has for you. Embrace the pureness of God’s heart and let Him fill

you up. I challenge you to give it away to someone that needs that

touch from God today.

Your prayers change the heart of humanity and it is changing your

family and your marriage, and your children, one “pure-hearted” prayer

at a time.

Don’t give up, the Father is listening and is touched by your love.

He is moving on your behalf! You are just one moment away!

 

Don’t stop praying! (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

 

Don’t miss next week with a new subject:

The Importance of Covenant – “Covenant

between God and Man”

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Prayer Part 4 – Fighting Battles in Prayer

Prayer Part 4
Fighting Battles in Prayer

Prayer

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

Getting frustrated with life is a normal part of life. So, if you are a

Christian and you get frustrated with people and circumstances in your

life, you are normal. Good to know, right? However, what do you do

with the frustrations and how do you handle them? Do you get mad at

the people around you or “cry the blues” with every challenge that

comes your way?

 

There is a way to fight (handle or deal?) that is not normal. At least not

to the world. There is a way to fight with your hands held high to

heaven and with laughter on your lips and a dance in your step! There

is also a way to fight with determination and persistence, and a “no

going down” attitude. Let’s fight with our armor on!

 

Ephesians 6:10-13 (NKJV)

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His

might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to

stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against

flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the

rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness

in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God,

that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,

to stand.

 

Put on Salvation – knowing that we live in the covenant of the “Life in

Christ Jesus”. We don’t live under the law but by the grace of Jesus. We

can come boldly to the throne of God knowing we are the children of

the King. And there is nothing good that He will withhold from us. (Heb.

4:16, Ps. 84:11)

 

Put on Faith – Having faith in God! He is the God that hears, knows, and

sees all! He is touched by our infirmities and intercedes for us day

and night. We can have faith in what we declare through Him. (Heb

4:15, Rom 8:34)

 

Put on Righteousness – We all receive the righteousness of Jesus when

we receive him into our hearts. He fills us with His righteousness and

cleanses us from all unrighteousness. So, we can pray to fight a good

fight, knowing who we are, and knowing the victory is ours if we stand

and don’t quit.

 

Put on the Spirit of God – We need the Spirit of God to lead us in the

right directions and teach us as we walk in these battles. Hearing the

voice of God and being confident in Him that He will lead you to victory

every time. Stir up the gift on the inside of you and fight the good

fight!

 

Put on the Gospel of Peace – The Word of God will always bring you

peace. War endeavors to bring confusion and turmoil to cause you to

go in the wrong direction and listen to the wrong voice. Listen to what

you have learned and stand upon the scripture and peace will begin to

surround your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. We don’t war after the

flesh but in the spirit. Listen very carefully to what you know of God

and follow that still, small voice and not the one screaming in front of

you. Spiritually and naturally.

 

Put on Truth – The truth will make you free. (John 8:32) There is

nothing like freedom. Anyone that has been imprisoned or has had

their liberty taken away for any amount of time, understands the beauty

of freedom. When we fight, let the truth be our banner. It will always bring

freedom to you to go wherever you need or desire with boldness and

honor. It is the best way to fight! Lies will create more lies, but the truth will

stand on its own.

 

Lastly, Put on All Kinds of Prayer – We don’t fight with just our natural

language or just one way of praying. We fight with laughter, tears,

dancing, shouting, rejoicing with boldness and strength and confidence

in our God and doing it all in the Spirit. Praying in the Spirit and in the

understanding, letting the Devil know greater is He that is in me, than

he that is in the World. (1 John 4:4)

 

Stand confident in this one thing, God is for you and not against you.

He already sees you as victorious, but we have an enemy in this world

that comes against our God and everything that He stands for. So,

guess what? He comes against you too. Satan does not want you to

speak, or prayer or sing, or dance. Those are war signals to him

because it moves the hand of God as you pray and rejoice and worship

in His name.

 

So, pray with all your might! Fight the good fight! Give thanks and show

the Devil you mean business and quickly he will flee, and the victory is

yours! The Angels are on the way!

 

Next Week:

Prayer – “Pray with Pure Love”

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Prayer Part 3 – The Power in Prayer

Prayer Part 3
The Power in Prayer

Prayer

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

Pretty much, people know the power that God has in prayer. However,

did you know the power that YOU have in prayer? Prayer power comes

from your mouth to God’s ears. Actually, you are activating heaven, to

move earth, to get what we need!


Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)

22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”


That’s pretty powerful! It says in this scripture, “Believing”. Sometimes

we ask God for things in fear, in need, in greed, and many more

emotions and circumstances. But Jesus said, WHATEVER things you ask

in prayer, believing, you will receive.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. (Rom 10:17)

When we begin our prayers in faith, we must know God hears us and

believe God’s love to answer us. But more than all of that, we must

know the power of God is on the inside of us and things begin to

happen when we pray in faith, believing!


John 14:13 (NKJV)

13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may

be glorified in the Son.


We have not been put on this earth for just ourselves. God wants us to

richly enjoy everything, (1 Tim 6:17) however, our main objective here is

to glorify Him. He knows that as we become “one” with Him, His wants

become our wants, and His desires, become our desires. As we spend

more time in His presence, in prayer, we know Him more and we both

have the same objective, the saving of souls.


God decided before He created us, that He was going to give us

dominion (power) over the earth, but Adam and Eve sinned and altered

the plan a little. How many of you know that God always has a plan and

it never changes? He started with us being in charge and He will end

with us being in charge. I hope that gives you insight into who God

created you to be. He made you to be powerful. That is why it is so

important to watch what we say and to learn the power of our words.

(Proverbs 18:21)


When we pray, we are speaking words of faith into the atmosphere, all

of heaven (and hell) hears and responds. There is power in what we say,

negative or positive. Let’s look closer at Proverbs 18:21.


Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,

And those who love it will eat its fruit.


Sometimes we love to complain because it makes us feel better to tell

our story to others about what’s going on in our lives. On the other

hand, if we are saying exactly what is going on in our lives negatively,

instead of what God has said about our lives, we get the fruit of our

lips. Everybody goes through something and the old saying is “misery

loves company”. But we declare that we are not miserable, but

overcomers over all adversity in our lives. Our outcome depends on our

words and our words must be mixed with what God has said; FULL Of

FAITH! (see below)


Hebrews 4:2 (NKJV)

2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the

word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith

in those who heard it.


Our words or prayers not mixed with faith do not profit us the way

we think they should. Be careful over your words and prayers, because

they are being heard. The angels are waiting on your words to do and

to minister.


Psalm 103:20 (NKJV)

20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,

Who excel in strength, who do His word,

Heeding the voice of His word.


The Word mixed with our faith out of our mouths is powerful indeed. It

is life or death! Life or Death to your family, your marriage, your

finances, your healing to your body and so many other things. Be

mindful of your words and water your prayers with good, God-filled

words.

Your prayers are changing more than you know. When you set your

heart to pray, all of heaven waits for your words!


What are you saying? Say what God says! It’s Powerful!


Next week we will be talking about:

Prayer – “Fighting battles in Prayer”

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Prayer Part 2 – The Intimate Side of Prayer

Prayer Part 2
The Intimate Side of Prayer

Prayer

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

Read the next few scriptures and begin to see and imagine the intimacy

and closeness of God.


Psalm 56:8 Expanded Bible

8 You have ·recorded [recounted] my ·troubles [wanderings].

You have ·kept a list of my tears [ put my tears in your bottle].

Aren’t they in your records?


Deuteronomy 31:6 Expanded Bible

6 Be strong and ·brave [courageous]. Don’t be afraid of them and don’t

be frightened, because the Lord your God will go with you. He will not

·leave [fail] you or ·forget [abandon; forsake] you.


John 17:21-23 Expanded Bible

21 “Father, I ·pray [ask] that they can be one. As you are in me and I

am in you, I ·pray [ask] that they can also be ·one in us. Then the

world will believe that you sent me. 22 I have given these people the

·glory [honor] that you gave me so that they can be one, just as you

and I are one. 23 ·I will be in them and you will be in me [I in them and

you in me] so that they will be ·completely one [in perfect unity].”


I have started you with several scriptures to show you the closeness

that God desires with you and how he sees you. He has caught every

tear and walks through every storm right there with you.


When I wake up in the morning, I smile. Always knowing the closeness

of God each day to my life. I make the conscious decision to recognize

and acknowledge His closeness and love.


There is never a point in my day or night that He is not there. In the

midst of my tears, they are felt by Him and His embrace and the

warmth of His touch are available when I ask. (James 4:8, Jeremiah

29:12)


Intimacy with God is a choice that each one of us has the option to

have, but we must choose. God does not force His warmth on us, we

must embrace it. We must recognize that it is available to us, but we

must receive and embrace God.


There were times when I never asked for His warmth and embrace, but

I sensed it all around me. I then embraced it and allowed the healing

warmth of God’s love to heal me inside and out.


This is also when the baptism of the Holy Spirit is very important. Your

“heavenly language” mixed with His heavenly presence, begins to

communicate in ways a natural language could never do. It is an

intimacy that reaches Heaven and angelic beings speak and sing and

dance along with your prayers. The atmosphere changes and in the

middle of it all, you are changing, and situations are changing, and you

will never be the same again. One true touch from God and you will

never doubt the love of God again. It will be a touch that you will look

forward to every day of your life, knowing that nothing can compare to

it and nothing will satisfy like the love of God.


Spend intimate time with God today. Praying in the Spirit (1 Cor. 14:15)

and allowing the closeness of God to show you things you have never

seen before. Allow God to talk to you in ways He never has before. It

will transform your prayer life and take you to levels of prayer you have

yet to experience.


There is indeed an intimate side to prayer and it is the sweetest time of

the day.

Come spend time in the presence of a Father, Abba!


Next week we will be discussing:

Prayer: “The Power in Prayer”

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Prayer Part 1 – Pure Communication

Prayer Part 1
Pure Communication

Prayer

“Where lives change and where life can begin again”

Praying – By Mary Oliver

“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be

weeds in a vacant lot or a few small stones; just

pay attention, then patch a few words together, and don’t try

to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway

into thanks, a silence in which another voice may speak.”

 

So often we make it difficult to talk to God. It is just as simple as

saying, “Hey God, sending my love and I’m paying attention for your

voice today. I’m listening, and I just wanted you to know I love you.” I

think as a parent, those are the words we all want to hear. Not really

looking for anything because I know you have everything I need. It is all

mine anyway, so I just wanted to say, “I love you.”

 

Pure communication is open, honest, loving, thoughtful, and full of

truth. God wants honesty and openness. We need to always keep it real

with God, and then He can keep it real with us. If you are angry, be

angry, if you are sad, be sad, and express that to God. If a moment in

your life you feel angry and disappointed with God, He can handle that.

What He can’t handle is pretense and the lack of truth. Keep it real, He

knows anyway!

 

Matthew 5:8 (NKJV)

8 Blessed are the pure in heart,

For they shall see God.

 

God is looking for the pure in heart in all His people. It does not

require perfection to be pure in heart. It requires a desire and longing

to be close to God. To see Him and love Him more than all other things.

The scripture says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see

God.” It is that pure faith that brings you into the presence of God. It is

a pull for heaven that must respond to the purity of one’s heart.

 

Pure – clean, clear, fresh, sparkling, unpolluted, uncontaminated,

untainted.

 

To get a clean, clear, and fresh heart it takes surrounding yourself with

clean, clear, and fresh things. Surround yourself with books, CDs,

ministry, and people that have the heart of God. It is so easy to be

surrounded by unclean, unclear, and trashy things because it is all a

part of the world we live in. It takes determination, persistence, and a

clear decision to keep our lives pure and untainted from “the trash” and

the things that pull us away from God. He must be that important to

our lives. For your success, He must be that important to you.

 

Psalm 37:4

4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your

heart.

 

Delight – pleasure, happiness, joy, glee, gladness; excitement,

amusement; bliss, rapture, elation, euphoria.

 

It is that pleasure, happiness, and excitement just to be in the presence

of God; that brings God to us and He delights in being around us.

Everyone loves to be around someone that wants to be around them.

God loves a cheerful giver. Not just a giver of money, but in time spent

with him and doing the work of ministry with joy and out of a pure

heart.

 

2 Corinthians 9:7 AMPC

7 Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in

his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God

loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling

to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver

[whose heart is in his giving].

 

God takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to

abandon or to do without YOU! He looks at your pure heart of love and

is drawn to you and desires to be with you always. Isn’t that great to

know?

 

Psalm 51:10

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit

within me.

So, our desire every day is to ask God to create in us a “pure” heart and

renew that right spirit in us to create that pure communication with

Him.

Let’s say every day, “My delight is in you alone God! Not only am I

talking to you today, but I’m listening!”

 

Next Week –

Prayer – “The Intimate Side of Prayer”

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