He Makes No Mistakes
Years ago there was a Country song: "Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?" And everybody who heard the song just smiled because everybody just knew that this was not the kind of prayer God answers.
Consider these words attributed to a Civil War soldier who died in battle.
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among men, most richly blessed.
It is a great advance in spiritual understanding to be able to say, "I got nothing I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.
Have you ever had that experience? The feeling that you were getting nowhere in prayer? Like the little boy that was praying and he finished his prayer this way. And by the way Lord I have mention this unto you several times before.
My subject is how to get answers to prayer. And I will cover some familiar ground. There are some subject that if you preached them once a year you are alright. But there are something that need to be said over and preached repeatedly,explain continuously, encouraged without failure from the pulpit.
How to get answers to your prayer?
I. Soak Yourself in the Scripture
Soak yourself in the scripture for it is the word of God. In John 15:7 we read these words. If ye abide in me and my words abide in you ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done for you.
Now would you notice wha ...
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