Prayer Tip: God Delights to Hear You Pray

Are you so aware of sin and failure that you cannot pray with confidence or even pray at all?  I have Good News for you, child of God.  Look up and receive His provision!

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Prov. 28:13 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

I Peter 3:18  For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

It’s paid for….in full!  Debt cancelled.  God’s forgotten it and there’s no use bringing it up (or dwelling on it).  We are ’justified by His blood’ (Romans 5:9) through faith (5:1).  Because I’m justified, my standing is just-as-if-I’d-never-sinned.

But wait!  Much more than being completely cleansed continually and having a clean slate, we are infinitely righteous in Christ.

II Cor. 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Remember Gal. 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

 So who’s really doing the praying now?  It’s Jesus in me.  Do you think the Father is reluctant to hear His Son’s voice?  Rather, He delights to hear Jesus in you praying.

Don’t pray anymore as your old self.  That person died.  Pray always in the Spirit, out of your new self, the Jesus in you person.

For more information on the Grace Bible Church Prayer Team, visit begrace.org/prayer.
For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s