ANSWERED PRAYER

Our own testimony glorifies God. I wish everybody who had experienced joy in the Lord will shout out to the world what God has done to them.

Psalm 66:16-20
16  Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.
17  I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.
18  If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
19  but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
20  Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!

Sabi nga, He listens to prayer of righteous people. Do I consider myself righteous, because He has heard my urgent prayer? I’m a sinner just like anybody else. We are human and prone to sin because we were born with it. However, once we accepted Jesus, we were new, but it doesn’t mean you can change instantly. Words of God can changed you, but things you cannot change, you  have to desire and ask for it  from God.

We sometimes receives His blessings without realizing it. However, once you are with Him, you discern right away if it came from Him or not. Satan might only be using it for his purpose. When we immerse our self with His Words , keep communicating with Him through prayers and always sing praise songs, who can be against you? Most of the time we are occupied with worldly matters which separate us from Him. Isn’t it that if we are with God, we find the peace and joy.I don’t know how can I explain peace and joy being with Him. There has been lots of good things He has done to me. Of course, we still go through the dark, but since you take refuge in Him, you will come out unscathed.

Last week, I had this joyful experienced with the Lord God. He had heard my urgent request: money. I know that, that is not permanent. We have a God who is bigger than any problem. He knows I’m solely dependent on Him, but sometimes we missed the mark and do our own way.

Last week, I, together with my son and my BFF had a plan of meeting at one of my BFF’s  anniversary and their kids birthday part at Sofitel. It was planned ahead, however I was kind of hesitant because money was my problem. I asked God if He allows me to join. There was sign given, so I and my son went ahead even my money was only good for that travel expenses.

The road to MOA was heavily congested on whichever route we would take. We were sitting comfortably in an air-conditioned bus though. After we got off the bus, there was a long line of passengers going to MOA. We were already late by more than 3 hours. We can take a taxi though, but we will be short of expenses in going back to my workplace and my son to our home. However, there were no taxi either. Suddenly, a private car parked just right in front of us and a barker was calling MOA. We went inside right away to get the first seats. Hinatid pa kami ng driver sa likod ng Sofitel. That was too comfortable, I could say, kahit sobrang stress ako sa traffic. God comfort me with His rod and stuff (Psalm 23).

God had not yet finished giving me the joy. I received material gift which I so loved and financial blessings from my friends which was just right for the money I need to complete my next days of expenses. I was so grateful, that I could shout to the world what God had done to me. That early morning I kept on praying to God, to please make miracle to me(it was regarding my finances)paulit ulit yun. And, God did not fail me.

That was not actually the first miracle He did to me. So many times in the past, He showed His love because I tried to seek for Him, to obey Him and He knows I love Him.

Do you have anything to share that shows God miracle in your life. Please share it. God would love you to glorify Him with the good things He did in your life.

God said in Hebrew 13:5-6“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”   6  So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.

Praying out Loud

Most non-believers ask why do Christians pray out loud. Did you know that praying out loud brings spiritual breakthrough. There is tremendous power in the word  of God. So, praying out loud brings a defense to evil plans against us(did you know that evil works against us to inhibit us to fully receive God’s promises).  In praying out loud, we made a huge impact on our environment. It is the same as  when singing praises to God or listening to worship songs. If you sing it loud or play it loud, you will see the effect of it. Tingnan mo di ba  most of the songs of today are songs exalting Satan kaya people became farther and farther from God, that they act not in accordance with will of God.

There was once though in the Bible that Jesus said like this”5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Jesus gave example of 2 men praying both aloud. One was a Pharisees and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee who exalted himself by praying aloud for people to hear what he’s doing.  However, the tax collector prayed from a humble heart. READ BELOW:

In Luke 18:10-14, Jesus gives this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.SO, GOD SEES OUR HEART AND NOT THE WAY OF OUR PRAYER.

I DO BOTH PRAYING QUIETELY AND ALOUD. BOTH GIVES FOCUS ON GOD, BUT PRAYING ALOUD GIVES MORE ADVANTAGE BECAUSE OF THE  SPIRITUAL BREAKTHROUGH SPECIALLY IF YOU ARE IN A GROUP  OF PRAYER WARRIORS. REMEMBER THAT THE DEVIL AROUND DOES NOT WANT TO HEAR THE WORDS OF GOD SPECIALLY IF YOU MENTIONED THE NAME JESUS- a powerful name above all name.  EVEN WHEN I PRAY ALONE IN MY ROOM, I STILL HEAR WHAT I PRAY. I MURMUR.REMEMBER THAT GOD SAID THAT WE MUST SPEAK HIS WORDS FOR OUR EARS TO HEAR.

You know the secret of abundance of the modern witches, you also have to say aloud or declare positive things of abundance -if abundance is what you want or love. This is what is called the Law of Attraction. Sa Law of Attraction you declare and same time belief of what you want to come to pass. Ganun din sa words of God. BUT THERE CAN BE NO POWERFUL THAN THE WORDS OF GOD. IN THE WORDS OF GOD THOUGH IT TAKES TIME TO PASS kasi God teaches us all the good virtues in life so we can be qualified to be in His kingdom.